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EDUC 542 - Research Methods in Education

Writing a Literature Review

Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Students is an open-access textbook that will guide you with the entire literature-review process from choosing a topic to submitting your final draft.

The following websites may also be helpful as you navigate your literature review:

Synthesizing Sources

In your literature review, you will need to synthesize your sources. Synthesizing sources goes beyond summarizing and shows connections among the ideas within the sources. The following video offers some guidance on synthesis. 

Using Zotero

Using an organizational system for your sources will make the writing process much more efficient. Consider using Zotero to collect, organize, and manage your research and help you with your citations and bibliography.