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Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care 2ed

by Michael Coughlan and Patricia Cronin SAGE Publications Ltd
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How do I start my literature review? What sources can I go to for information? How do I analyse the work of others?


This clear, practical book guides readers undertaking their own literature review through the process, giving them the skills and knowledge they need for success.


The chapters address:


- Different types of literature reviews

- Critically analysing material

- Presenting the final piece of work

- Best practice in referencing and plagiarism

- Systematic approaches to literature reviews


It will be an essential guide for all nursing and all allied healthcare students, as well as professionals working in practice.


1. What Is a Literature Review?

2. Types of Literature Review

3. Systematic Review

4. Selecting a Review Topic and Searching the Literature

5. Reading and Organising the Literature

6. Critically Appraising the Literature

7. Combining (Synthesizing) the Results of the Literature

8. Writing Your Literature Review

9. Referencing and Plagiarism

10. What Comes Next?


'The updating of the chapters will be exceptionally helpful given the rapid changes in online availability of resources and open-access literature.' 

Michael Coughlan - Trinity College Dublin

Patricia Cronin - Trinity College Dublin