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. In this 45-minute workshop, students will learn:
- Why a literature review is important
- How to conduct a literature review
- Ways to evaluate and synthesize your sources
- How to use citation management software (like Zotero) to organize citations and take notes
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 analysis of sources/authors 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: Required for access to the Zoom room. You will also receive a reminder email 1-hour before the event.
Any student who participates in at least 3 library workshops during the fall 2022 semester will be eligible for a prize. Learn more about the Workshop Incentive Program.
- Tuesday, November 1, 2022
- 1:00pm - 1:45pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.