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Evidence Based Nursing

Overview of Lit Reviews & Annotated Bibliographies

Use this tab to get more information on types of assignments you may have, such as literature reviews and annotated bibliographies.

What is a literature review? 

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.


What is an annotated bibliography?

bibliography is a list of citations to books, journal articles, and other works.

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, journal articles, and other works accompanied by descriptive and/or critical paragraph length summaries.

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