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Demystifying the Literature Review

Demystifying the Literature Review

Learn how to conduct a literature review for your research projects and fellowships. This workshop will cover:

  • How to conduct a literature review using library resources
  • How to use a chart to keep track of and evaluate your sources
  • How to use citation management software (like Zotero) for organizing sources, taking notes, and attributing authors

What is a literature review?

If you are preparing for a summer research project, capstone, or thesis - you will likely need to include a literature review in your work!

Literature reviews are designed to provide an overview of sources you have researched on a particular topic in order to demonstrate to your readers how your research fits within a larger field of study. Literature reviews are similar to an annotated bibliography, but literature reviews are more formal and narrative.

Audience: This workshop is intended for undergraduate students. Graduate students are also welcome to attend.

Registration: Registration required. You will receive a reminder email 1-hour before the event with the link to the Zoom room. If you register less than 1-hour before the event starts, email kelly.blanchat@yale.edu for the Zoom link.

Interested in a different workshop? Visit the library's workshop calendar. If you have a specific question or if workshop dates do not work with your schedule, reach out to your Personal Librarian or Subject Specialist Librarian for help.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zoom Session - Bass (online only_1)
  Citation Management     Research Support     Undergraduates  

Registration is required. There are 15 seats available.

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Kelly Blanchat