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Literature Review Resources

Boote, D. N., & Beile, P. (2005). Scholars before researchers: On the centrality of the dissertation literature review in research preparation. Educational Researcher, 34(6), 3-15.

Burnett, J. (2009). Doing your social science dissertation. Sage. (eBook: SAGE Knowledge)

Cassuto, L. (2011, May 30). From Dissertation to Book," Chronicle of Higher Education [Blog post]. Advice from the Chronicle of Higher Education, including interviews with university press editors.

Clark, I. L. (2007). Writing the successful thesis and dissertation: Entering the conversation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Feak, C. B., & Swales, J. M. (2009). Telling a research story: Writing a literature review. University of Michigan Press.

Galvan, J. L. (2013). Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak.

Lovitts, B. E., & Wert, E. L. (2009). Developing quality dissertations in the social sciences: A graduate student’s guide to achieving excellence. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Ling, P. M., &  Lopez, M. (2008). Preparing literature reviews: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak.

Machi, L. A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2009). The literature review: Six steps to success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Ridley D. (2008). The literature review: A step-by-step guide for students. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2012). Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.‚Äč

Swetnam, D. (1997). Writing your dissertation: How to plan, prepare and present your work successfully. Oxford: How to Books. (eBook: Ebsco)

Thomas, R. M., & Brubaker, D. L. (2000). Theses and dissertations: A guide to planning, research, and writing. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.

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