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Undergraduate Public Health Studies Research Guide

Guide to support students in the undergraduate Public Health program.

Literature Review Tools

What's a lit review?

A literature review is a collection of selected articles, books and other sources about a specific subject. The purpose is to summarize the existing research that has been done on the subject in order to put your research in context and to highlight what your research will add to the existing body of knowledge. Literature reviews are typically organized in some way (chronological, thematic, methodological).

Let's take a look at an example:

Types of Literature Reviews

Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x

Health Sciences Literature Review Book

Tips for Writing Lit Reviews

These guides provide an overview of the literature review: the purpose of a lit review, what to include in one and how to organize one.

How to write in APA style

Writing a Case Study

Annotated Bibliography Resources

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