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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
  • how 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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Citation Management     Research Lifecycle Series     Research Skills  
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Kelly Blanchat