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Business and Economics Literature Review
- EconLit– Comprehensive index of journals, books, dissertations, articles in collective volumes, and working papers in economics.
– Links are provided to most electronic full-text materials. Provides links to some full-text articles.
- ABI/INFORM Collectionbusiness, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, etc.
- ProQuest (Multiple Databases)arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women’s interests.
- Business Source Premier– Essential article database for business research, providing the full text for more than 2,000 periodicals, including about 1,000 scholarly journals.
– Covers virtually all disciplines in business and economics, including accounting, economics, econometrics, finance, marketing, management, MIS, QMM, and supply chain management.
- JSTOR BusinessJSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources.
- Ingenta ConnectEconomics and Business journals and magazines.
- ScienceDirect [Business, Management, Accounting]
- Wiley Online Library Journals and eBooksincludes titles related to business, economics, finance, management, and accounting.
- SpringerLink [Business and Management]
- Web of ScienceWeb of Science covers a wide array of topics so best for interdisciplinary searches. It also can be searched for new articles which cite an older article by using the cited reference search function.
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- Literature Review: Conducting & Writing
Literature Review: Conducting & Writing
What is a Literature Review?
A Literature Review Is Not:
- just a summary of sources
- a grouping of broad, unrelated sources
- a compilation of everything that has been written on a particular topic
- literature criticism (think English) or a book review
So, what is it then?
A literature review is an integrated analysis– not just a summary– of scholarly writings that are related directly to your research question. That is, it represents the literature that provides background information on your topic and shows a correspondence between those writings and your research question.
A literature review may be a stand alone work or the introduction to a larger research paper, depending on the assignment. Rely heavily on the guidelines your instructor has given you.
Why is it important?
A literature review is important because it:
- Explains the background of research on a topic.
- Demonstrates why a topic is significant to a subject area.
- Discovers relationships between research studies/ideas.
- Identifies major themes, concepts, and researchers on a topic.
- Identifies critical gaps and points of disagreement.
- Discusses further research questions that logically come out of the previous studies.
What is a Literature Review?: A Tutorial
Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students
Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students (by North Caroline State University Libraries)
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