In addition to dissertations and theses, scholarly journal articles are another important sources to be incorporated in a literature review.
Many Library databases contain articles of various types of periodicals, including scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.
Literature reviews are designed to provide an overview of sources you have explored while researching a particular topic and to demonstrate to your readers how your research fits within a larger field of study.
A literature review may consist of simply a summary of key sources, but in the social sciences, a literature review usually has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis, often within specific conceptual categories.
A literature review surveys scholarly articles, books, dissertations, conference proceedings and other resources which are relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory and provides context for a dissertation by identifying past research.
Research tells a story and the existing literature helps us identify where we are in the story currently.
This is especially true when the resources you retrieved are not collected by an academic library, but conveniently accessible through Internet search.
Web resources need more careful thought to ensure their quality.
It should automatically work if you are logged into Google with your Kettering email address.
If it's not working, after logging in, just go to Settings Library Links from the Google Scholar homepage and type in Kettering University. If we have an article, you'll see the ' Full-Text @ Kettering' link in your Google Scholar search results.