This guide is created to be a resource to you as you work on your assignments for LANG 3070.
It is especially related to doing a literature review.
This Guide from the University of Southern California Libraries, "The Literature Review" is full of useful information & details.
You select documents on the topic that contain information, ideas, data, & evidence
You write it from specific standpoints - express views on the nature of the topic & how you will investigate the topic or question(s)
You effectively evaluate (appraise critically, not just summarize) the documents you selected in relation to the research you propose.
(Hart 1998, p.13)
Research is Conducted by:
Associations | Businesses | Charities | Governments | Individuals (people) | Institutions (universities, think tanks, etc.) | Pressure groups | Trade Unions
► Information is Generated from:
Research | Critical evaluations | Interperative work
► Information from, on, or about Research is Communicated via:
Anthologies | Blogs | Books (monographs) | Book chapters | Conference Papers | Emails | Journals | Journal articles | Lectures | Letters | Meetings | Newsletters | Newspapers | Reports | Seminars | Textbooks | Theses | Tweets
► Information from, on, or about Research is Organized in:
Article Databases | Bibliographies | Data Repositories | Dictionaries | Encyclopedias | Library Catalogs
(Hart, 1998, p. 4)
(Hart 1998, p. 13)
Questions your Literature Review can answer about your topic
(Hart 1998, p. 14)
Scholarship as an activity = thinking systematically
Integration (making intellectual connections) between ideas, theories, & experience = key to good scholarship
(Hart 1998, p 8-9)
Hart, Chris. Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination. London: Sage, 1998. (HKUST Library H62 .H2566 1998)