Most scholarly works include a literature review, which is a summary and analysis of existing scholarship on the subject. It usually identifies gaps in the literature and provides context for your work. Here are a couple of useful resources related to literature reviews:. If you are submitting your work to a scholarly journal or scholarly press, you will probably be provided with some guidelines for your writing. However, there are some stylistic and structural considerations that hold true regardless of where you're submitting:.
This Guide is maintained by Reference Team Librarians. You may have already written a "research paper" that was really a literature review! Many "library research" assignments are actually simplified literature reviews. So you've probably done one before and you shouldn't be intimidated!
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This library guide has been created to assist you in your research during your Educational Leadership doctoral program. It provides links to the major library databases in the field of educational leadership and has other aids for the process of writing a literature review and conducting educational research. Please contact us, Dr. Kirk Moll, kamoll ship.
If youre going to take this course and expect others to read and analyze your work, please return the favor! So just a caveat, you may not receive any (useful) feedback on your work but you will be provided with helpful materials in the course itself.