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Chicana & Chicano Studies (CHIC) -- Health Focus: Writing Literature Reviews

Research resources for the study of health issues in the Chicano Community

Preparing Literature reviews

There are a number of additional well-done websites that cover APA style citation, including:

·         Purdue’s OWL main APA guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. It also contains some superficial information on literature reviews under the Types of APA papers tab on the left-hand side of the webpage

·         Diane Hacker’s Research and Documentation online, 5th edition: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/. Under the Social Sciences tab is information about APA format and citation. An additional feature is under sample papers. It is a literature review that your students may find useful (it is actually about obesity): http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/pdf/Hacker-Mira-APA-2010.pdf

·         Advice about writing literature reviews:

o   From the University of Wisconsin: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html

o   An article from Sage Publications: http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/13615_03_Saks_ch03.pdf

o   A library research guide on literature reviews from Georgia State University: http://research.library.gsu.edu/content.php?pid=222362&sid=1845771

o   Slideshare slide tutorials from the University of Alberta Centre for Health Evidence: http://www.slideshare.net/featherr/how-to-conduct-a-literature-review

·         Some sample literature reviews

http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/785/128781/APA_Lit_Review_Example_Rev2011.pdf