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Michigan Foreign Policy Council

Research guide to help MFPC members with literature reviews

MFPC Canvas Site

https://umich.instructure.com/courses/143871

Access modules that help with research components, slides from meetings and syllabus.

Finding Books

Find books in Mirlyn, the library’s catalog

http://mirlyn.lib.umich.edu/

Find things that are in the library’s collection

–      Books (including e-books)

–      Journals (including e-journals)

–      Databases

–      DVDs

–      Maps

–      Data Sets

Oxford Handbooks on Political Science

Political Science Encyclopedias

More Resources on Writing a Lit Review

Books

A selection of just some of the many books available on writing literature reviews. Search Mirlyn to find more.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills (2004) by John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak

Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review (2009) by John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak

Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination (1998) by Chris Hart

Synthesizing research : a guide for literature reviews (1998) by Harris Cooper

Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (1999) by Jose L. Galvan

The Craft of Research (2008) by Wayne C. Booth, Colomb, Williams - in print and online