Organize the literature review into sections that present themes or identify trends, including relevant theory. You are not trying to list all the material published, but to synthesize and evaluate it according to the guiding concept of your thesis or research question. What is a literature review? A literature review is an account of what has been published on a topic by accredited scholars and researchers.
Primary vs Secondary Literature in the Biomedical Sciences
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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.
Introduction to literature reviews
When searching the biomedical literature, you will find two main categories of articles: Primary and Secondary. Primary sources include articles that describe original research. Secondary sources interpret or analyze those primary sources. Primary sources that describe original research , clinical trials for example, will be published as peer-reviewed journal articles.