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Writing a Literature Review

Writing a Literature Review Online

Literature reviews are the foundation of most academic research. This workshop offers answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the purpose and characteristics of a literature review, as well as how to organize and synthesis of sources and compose a well-structured and coherent review.


Workshop Highlights:

  1. Understanding Literature Reviews: Explore the purpose and characteristics of a literature review.
  2. Formatting and Structuring: Recognize the distinct sections of a literature review as well as heading styles (APA, MLA, and Chicago Manual).
  3. Organizing Sources: Learn strategies for how to organize large numbers of sources across different disciplines or fields of study.
  4. Synthesizing Sources: Get tips on how to cluster, contrast, and compare sources
  5. Creating Coherence and Flow: Learn how to compose a thesis statement and “map”, insert transitions between sections or “signposts,” and ensure coherence throughout the entire literature review.
Monday, May 6, 2024
11:15am - 12:15pm
Time Zone:
Atlantic Time (change)
St. Francis Xavier University:
Angus L. Macdonald Library
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Research Bootcamp  
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Welcome to Research Boot Camp 2024!

The Angus L. Macdonald library presents an in-depth workshop series designed with this summer's research assistants in mind. In this program, librarians will take you through the research process to ensure that you are well-prepared to tackle essential research skills such as: literature reviews, source evaluation, citation managment, knowledge synthesis projects and much, much more! 

This year's sessions will run from May 6-8 through live online presentations, via Blackboard Collaborate. 

The Boot Camp sessions are free of charge and registration is open to all StFX students, staff and faculty, with a particular focus on the information management needs of research assistants. Participants can choose individual sessions to attend based on your research needs and areas of interest, and register via the StFX Library Events Page


**New this year**

This workshop series is for professional and scholarly development.

Certificates of completion are available for attending participants. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this year's Research Bootcamp, please contact the coordinator:

Samantha Read, Instructional Services Librarian


Event Organizer

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Samantha Read