Libraries of Adelphi University

Conducting A Literature Reviews In The Social Sciences

Module 1: Understanding the Literature Review

Picture this…

Allison, Jen, and Laura are graduate students in social work, education and psychology. Each of their instructors has assigned a literature review to do as a research assignment.

  • Each has arrived at an area of study to investigate, following discussions with their instructors
  • An important requirement of the project is to use recent articles found in peer reviewed journals within their respective disciplines
  • With so much information available, Laura suggests they make a trip to the library to find sources to complete this assignment