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Education: How to do a Literature Review

Middlesex Community College libraries offer students in education and related disciplines access to numerous resources. Use the tabs below to locate books, articles, media, websites and citation help.

What is a Literature Review?

Literature review

A comprehensive survey of the works published in a particular field of study or line of research, usually over a specific period of time, in the form of an in-depth, critical bibliographic essay or annotated list in which attention is drawn to the most significant works.


                                                                             -Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

                                                                                Joan M Reitz 



"You join[ing] the conversationfirst by listening to what is being said and then formulating a comment designed to advance the dialogue.”

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Roadmap From Beginning to End Bloomberg and Volpe,2008


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