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Undergraduate Writing in Psychology by R. Eric Landrum(available in print)
This book takes the reader step-by-step through:
* crafting research questions or theses
* executing library database searches
* analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing literature
* drafting specific parts of a paper
Additionally, it includes two full-length student papers in draft, marked-up, and final form, illustrating key concepts such as how to synthesize literature, how revision differs from editing, and how to recognize and avoid plagiarism.
The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams(available in print and online)
The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?”
The Literature Review by Diana Ridley(available in print)
The Literature Review is a concise step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and writing up the literature review chapter in graduate dissertations and in professional doctorate theses. Diana Ridley describes how to carry out a literature review in a systematic, methodical way, providing useful strategies for efficient reading, conducting searches, organizing information, and writing the review itself.
Created by Librarians from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, this presentation concisely answers the questions of "Why?" and "How?" concerning the writing of a literature review.