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EDU 8090 - Dissertation Preparation (Garvin and Martin)

Resources for Profs. Garvin and Martin's doctoral course.

What is a literature review?

A literature review is often an assignment that precedes a dissertation or thesis. It focuses on identifying current research on your field of interest.

According to The Portable Dissertation Advisor, types of resources you may use for your literature review include: 

  • Journal Articles
  • Submitted Manuscripts
  • Government Documents
  • Magazine Articles
  • Monographs (a single study often by one author, like a dissertation or something you publish to get promotion/tenure)
  • Newpaper Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • In-press Books (forthcoming)
  • Technical Reports
  • Proceedings of Meetings and Symposia
  • Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses
  • Unpublished Work
  • Book Reviews
  • Audiovisual Material
  • Electronic Media


Helpful Video on Lit. Reviews