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Public Health Portal Research Guide

Online books, journals, websites, databases, and other resoruces to support educational programs and research in the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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:

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.

Literature Review Tools

Health Sciences Literature Review Book

How to write in APA style

Annotated Bibliography Resources

Case Study Book

Writing a Case Study

DOI Resolver