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Demystifying the Literature Review: Social Sciences Focus 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 upper-level undergraduates and Master's students, particularly those in the social sciences, though all are welcome.

Registration: Registration required for a link to the Zoom room. You will receive a reminder email 1-hour before the event. If you register less than 24 hours before the start of the workshop, please email me (rachel.sperling@yale.edu) for the Zoom URL.

 

NEW: Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2021 semester will be eligible for a prize! How it works: Register for a library workshop or tour. After you have attended at least 3, a librarian will contact you with information about how to pick up your prize. Learn more about this incentive program at: guides.library.yale.edu/WorkshopIncentiveProgram.

 

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.

Related LibGuide: Literature Review: Environmental Studies by Rachel Sperling

Date:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Categories:
  Marx Science and Social Science Library  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 15 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Rachel Sperling