Writing Resources

Literature Reviews
  • How to Write a Literature Review by Shona McCombes:  Provides an overview of the purpose of literature reviews, how to find appropriate literature, how to select sources, how to identify themes and gaps in research, and how to structure your literature review.
  • Education Research Guide – The Claremont Colleges Library: Learn what a literature review is, literature review basics, elements of a literature review, and different types of literature reviews.
  • Google Scholar Widely used search engine for scholarly literature; if the full-text article isn’t available, try a university library or your local library, which may subscribe to a journal database (e.g., see ERIC below used by the Claremont Colleges).
  • ERIC, an online library of education research
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