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Emergency and Crisis Management (ECM) Resource Guide

Resources, tools, and research tips for students in the ECM program at UNLV!

Literature Review Resources

Video: Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students.

 

"Lit Review 101"

A literature review asks: What do we know - or not know - about this particular issue/ topic/ subject?

How well you answer this question depends upon:

  1. the effectiveness of your search for information
  2. the quality & reliability of the sources you choose
  3. your ability to synthesize the sources you select

Begin with a Synthesis Matrix

As you read, you'll encounter various ideas, disagreements, methods, and perspectives which can be hard to organize in a meaningful way.

A synthesis matrix helps you record the main points of each source and document how sources relate to each other.

Tutorials

Find Good Models

  •  Search for Literature Reviews
    Look for other literature reviews in your subject area to see how they are written.
     
    **Thank you to John Glover for permission to use this guide from VCU.**
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