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Literature Reviews for Education: Getting Started

This guide is intended to meet you where you are in the process of writing a literature review. Links are to online resources whenever possible. For print books, see the Books page of the main Education research guide


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Sage Research Methods Online

Short entries, videos, visualizations, how-to-guides, articles and more about research methods in the social and behavioral sciences. Search by keyword, browse by discipline, or use their interactive tools. Also includes a wide range of methods used commonly in sciences, health sciences, and humanities.

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The Systematic Review Toolbox

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Not just for systematic reviews! Select your review type and the stage of the writing process you want support with, and this site generates a list of suggested tools. 

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Find a resource that's perfect for your topic but we don't have it, or it's currently checked out?

Learn about your options for requesting materials, including how to place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request for print books or scans of book chapters and articles.