Ask a Librarian. Working on a systematic review? The UCLA Biomedical Library offers a systematic review service to research staff, graduate students and faculty in all departments. A systematic review is fundamentally different from a traditional narrative review.
Introduction to literature reviews - Research & Learning Online
Welcome to the Research Guide for Communication. The Communication collection is located in Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library. The Communication collection supports the curricular and research needs of the Annenberg School for Communication through the doctoral level in humanistic, behavioral, and linguistic approaches to communication. Subjects include communication policy, management, new technology, and the media with the following areas of specialization:. The collection also supports teaching and independent study through the undergraduate level in almost all areas of communication.
How to Conduct a Literature Review (Health Sciences)
In essence, a literature review identifies, evaluates and synthesises the relevant literature within a particular field of research. It illuminates how knowledge has evolved within the field, highlighting what has already been done, what is generally accepted, what is emerging and what is the current state of thinking on the topic. In addition, within research-based texts such as a Doctoral thesis, a literature review identifies a research gap i. However, your literature review does not need to be inclusive of every article and book that has been written on your topic because that will be too broad. Rather, it should include the key sources related to the main debates, trends and gaps in your research area.
A smart and effective method for undertaking literature reviews particularly for research students and others new to a discipline. Narrative methods that are commonly used in many research theses, rely on the expertise and experience of the author, making them challenging for novices. In contrast, the method we use and recommend involves systematically searching the literature using online database and other sources to find all relevant papers that fit specific criteria systematically identifying the literature , entering information about each study into a personal database, then compiling tables that summarise the current status of the literature quantifying the literature.