Today, by contrast, the contemporary university library is almost entirely digital, and this edition of Writing Literature Reviews has been recast to reflect this new digital landscape.
The author’s daughter, now a university professor herself and a new co-author of Writing Literature Reviews, is a product of the modern digital library, and she has lent her expertise with digital databases and her recent experience in completing a doctoral dissertation to reframe the book’s content.
Now, they need to access the original research reports, and they need to learn the conventions for writing academic papers.
This book is designed to fill these gaps by giving students detailed, step-by-step guidance on how to conduct a literature search and how to write comprehensive reviews of primary source materials.
Students are encouraged and welcomed to contact the Business Library for one-on-one research assistance. The guides help you select and navigate library & online resources.
Larry Burg [email protected](415) 442-7250 The Business librarians have designed these guides specifically for GGU students and faculty.
Lower-division college students need guidance in learning to search databases for reports of original research and related theoretical literature, to analyze these particular types of literature, and to synthesize them into cohesive narratives.
In high school, they may have relied on secondary sources such as encyclopedias, reports in the mass media, and books that synthesize the work of others.
However, most of the guidelines presented here can also be applied to reviews of other kinds of source materials, and feedback received from readers in other fields suggests that the guidelines presented here can easily be applied across the curriculum.
In fact, our book has been adopted for use in a variety of departments representing nearly 100 universities across the U.