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Library Liaisons Workshop - Research Skills II (HC): Literature Reviews

Advanced Research Strategies and Resources Fall 2019

Historical Snapshot of a Research Collection

          Researchers using the Schomburg Collection in 1938 when it was the 135th Street Branch (Source: New York Public Library)

Literature Reviews

Literature reviews, are a particularly useful tool when doing research.  They are a specific kind of writing that focuses on the issues involved in a particular question and the debates among scholars.  They map out the intellectual landscape succinctly and give you the major landmarks in terms of key authors and significant titles for greater understanding.