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Demystifying the Literature Review

Demystifying the Literature Review Online

Learn how to conduct a literature review for your research papers, independent projects, and fellowship applications. This 1-hour workshop will cover:

  • why a literature review is important
  • how to conduct a literature review
  • ways to evaluate your sources
  • wow to use citation management software (like Zotero) to organize sources, take notes, and attribute authors

What is a literature review?

A literature review is similar to an annotated bibliography, but more formal, analytical, and narrative. They are often required in for theses and published papers to provide an overview of sources/authors you have researched to demonstrate how your research fits within a larger academic conversation. Depending on the discipline, a literature review might also be called a systematic review, argumentative review, meta-analysis, or a methodological review.

Audience: This workshop is intended for undergraduate students. Graduate students new to writing a literature review are also welcome to attend.

Registration: Registration required for a link to the Zoom room. You will receive a reminder email 1-hour before the event.

NEW: Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2021 semester will be eligible for a prize. Learn more about this program.

Find another workshop in the track “Introduction to Research at Yale.” For individual support, reach out to your Personal Librarian or Subject Specialist Librarian.

Date:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  Undergraduates  
Categories:
  Citation Management     Research Lifecycle Series     Research Skills  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 11 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Kelly Blanchat