A literature review is a summary and analysis of research published on a specific topic (this research is known as "the literature").
A literature review has four main objectives:
|TIP! To keep the source information straight, a synthesis matrix is a very helpful tool. See the file attached to this section.|
For more information, use the following online resources.
Figuring out whether an article is a study is very easy:
See the list below for some examples of developmental psychology journals you can access through the library. You can search each journal or you can run more comprehensive searches by using the EBSCO portal (for how to do this, see the section entitled "Finding Articles.").