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The Literature Review: For Dissertations

This is a multidisciplinary guide for graduate students interested in first steps to consider when starting a literature review for their dissertation.

Recommended Books on Literature Review

Recommended Books on Dissertation Writing

How-to books may help to get you started but there is no perfect process for writing your dissertation. Consider reading this article: 

Kamler, B. & Thomson, P. (2008). The failure of dissertation advice books: Toward alternative pedagogies for doctoral writing. Educational Researcher (8), 507. doi: 10.3102/0013189X08327390