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Conducting a Literature Review (PGBS)

Resources in this guide are intended to assist Graziadio Business School students in constructing a review of the literature.

About This Guide

In this guide you will find many resources to help you through the process of conducting a literature review as a Graziadio Business School student. Use the tabs above to help you plan, guide your search strategy, and navigate the existing research as you prepare to write your literature review.

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Common Elements of a Literature Review

While there are differences in literature reviews depending on the discipline, most literature reviews:

  • summarize, analyze and organize sources tied to an overarching theme
  • use a set of defined criteria for selecting the sources to review
  • provide an explanation for differing conclusions between sources on similar questions

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