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Social Work: Capstone Resources

Finding Social Work information at Dacus Library

Writing a Literature Review

A literature review is "the comprehensive study and interpretation of literature that relates to a particular topic" (Aveyard, 2014). A literature review should examine, analyze, and critique scholarly writings about a research area. Literature reviews can be an ongoing process--researchers may adjust their research questions based on what they discover in the literature. The resources on the page are here to help you find research and to structure your literature review so it's as useful as possible.  


Conducting a Literature Review & Other Research Methods

Finding Research

OneSearch Demonstration - Part 1

OneSearch Demonstration -- Part 2

Other How-To Guides

Research Help (Chat)


Aveyard, H. (2014). Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care : A Practical Guide: Vol. Third edition. McGraw-Hill Education.