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Basics of Conducting a Literature Review: Home

How to develop a search strategy and search statements to find information.

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Use Texas Tech Library's Document Delivery Service to request free electronic copies of articles, standards, or patents delivered to you by email within 48 hours.  Use the link below and follow directions carefully. 

Literature Review Definitions, Characteristics and Emerging Standards

This PowerPoint provides definitions, describes characteristics, and points out emerging standards for literature reviews.

Literature Review Foundations: Developing a Thesis Statement and Generating Keywords

This PowerPoint presentation will show you how to find previously published resources on your research topic.

A short list of databases for finding articles and more

More databases

Writing style manuals for citations, etc.

It is important to credit the authors of the resources you consulted in your research. This credit is given through a proper citation that includes the original author's name, the title of the work, the date of publicationinformation enabling others to access the research you cited.

Getting your research published

Here are some suggestions meant to help you get your completed research published in professional journals or books.


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