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The Literature Review in the Social Sciences: Literature Review Work flow

This instructional LibGuide includes text, audio, and video screencast components providing instruction in writing a graduate level literature review in the social sciences.


The chart below represents a framework for thinking about conducting the literature review.  Doing a literature review is a dynamic process and the stages, resources, and outcomes are a synergistic, open system.  Therefore what happens in each stage impacts activities in the next stages.  The chart is not meant to imply a step-by-step process, rather it highlights stages, resources, and outcomes that can be expected from going through the literature review process.

Literature review work flow