Below are some examples of literature reviews written by ACAP students.
Use these to gain an understanding of the generic structure and language used when writing your own literature reviews.
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Literature reviews analyze and evaluate previously published material on a topic.
We've gathered together the library's best resources in the field of psychology, along with information about citations and APA style, writing literature reviews, creating annotated bibliographies, and giving presentations.
If you can't find the information you need, don't hesitate to contact your subject librarian or come by the Information/Checkout Desk in the library.But if organization doesn't come naturally, keep your system simple.A complex method of index cards and color-coded tabs may make you feel overwhelmed.This subject guide points to recommended resources in Psychology, including Regis Library databases, reference and background material, websites and more.It also covers how to choose a topic when writing a research paper.Unless you possess supernatural powers of memorization, you'll want to create a system for keeping track of the important information. "There is no template," says Joan Bolker, Ed D, author of "Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis" (1998). You have to figure out what's going to fit for you." For example, if you're the type of student who makes detailed outlines, keeps immaculate files and thinks organizational software is fun, approach your dissertation with the same organizational gusto that you approach the rest of your life.If you're technologically savvy, use the latest smartphone app to keep track of your notes.There are always people here to help with your research, and to help you find and use the many resources available in the library.One Search Search One Search for books, media, articles, primary sources, newspapers, journals, and more.Evidence-Based Practice & Systematic Reviews As a result of a vast increase in the availability of information, practitioners have an increasing responsibility to provide services based on best practice that has been informed by evidence-based research.Practitioners then, use evidence-based practice (EBP) to make decisions about the care of clients (techniques, strategies, interventions, treatments and so on) based on the most up-to-date and judicious use of systematically researched evidence.