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I having a hard time trying to find information on how to write a literature review for my research project proposal.

I want to know where to go in the library to find something visual that I can use
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Hello Ethel,

Literature Reviews involve picking a specific topic (as an example: 'diversity training in the corporate workplace' rather than just 'diversity in the workplace' would be good). You would then search for and collect articles related to this topic. Here is a link to our database page: http://www.neumann.edu/academics/library/database.asp. EBSCO Academic Search Complete is always a good place to start, and it is located under general knowledge. Does your instructor require a certain number of articles to be included in this literature review? Try to collect as close to that number as possible. You will then read these articles. The paper you write, though, will not focus on the topic itself, but rather you will critically analyze the commonalities, differences, and relationship between the articles that you have chosen to include.

Here are some links for guidance on writing a literature review. Remember to always refer to the guidelines your instructor gave you.

http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html

http://info.wlu.edu/literature_review/literature_review.html

http://www.duluth.umn.edu/~hrallis/guides/researching/litreview.html

By reading over these, you can get an idea of the purpose of a lit review and hopefully it will help you get started. If you have further questions, please let contact us again or stop in.

Best of Luck!

Maureen

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