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ELLM5130: Foundations of School Librarianship: Writing your paper

A brief guide to finding articles about school library topics and citing them using APA format.

  Writing Assistance

Need help with writing your paper. Try one of these resources. 

    Have a Question? Contact a Librarian:

By phone

Call 973-720-2116

The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 8:00pm on Saturday.

By e-mail

Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - refdesk@wpunj.edu

Avoiding Plagiarism

What is a Literature Review

A Literature Review is NOT a research paper, nor is it an annotated bibliography. This tutorial will help you understand what a Literature Review is.

A Literature Review is a document or section of a document that collects key sources on a topic and discusses those sources in conversation with each other (also called synthesis). The lit review is an important genre in many disciplines, not just literature (i.e., the study of works of literature such as novels and plays). When we say “literature review” or refer to “the literature,” we are talking about the research (scholarship) in a given field. You will often see the terms “the research,” “the scholarship,” and “the literature” used mostly interchangeably.

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University presents an overview of how to organize and write a literature review.  This site presents the parts of a literature review, how to organize a literature review, as well as some strategies and tips to use while writing a literature review.

Education Librarian

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Neil Grimes
Contact:
Education & Curriculum Materials Librarian
Office, Room 114c
David and Lorraine Cheng Library
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-720-3184