Databases contain published literature reviews or studies that include a literature review. Select databases that relate to your topic and search for "literature review" or simply "review" as a keyword and combine it with your topic keywords to find existing literature reviews.
Although this may provide a starting point to research, never rely on another's literature review to cover all the aspects and unique elements of your own research topic.
RefWorks is a tool that stores and saves citation information and will also create bibliographies in different citation and journal formats.
Upload PDFs of articles or your notes to your RefWorks account and never have to carry a flash drive or your laptop to research again.
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Annotated bibliographies present a series of sources that represent research in a given area or field. They represent the evolution of theory or research in the discipline or the different schools of thought that provide insight into the problem or phenomenon.
Each entry should include:
Click on the citation below, open the full text of the article, and scan the contents and structure of the annotated bibliography.
Sample annotated bibliography using APA Citation Style:
Montano, M. F., Mehdi, H., & Nash, D. B. (2016). Annotated bibliography: Understanding ambulatory care practices in the context
of patient safety and quality improvement. American Journal of Medical Quality, 31(2_suppl), 29S-43S.
Sample annotated bibliography using AMA Citation Style:
Montano MF, Mehdi H, Nash DB. Annotated Bibliography: Understanding Ambulatory Care Practices in the Context of Patient
Safety and Quality Improvement. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2016;31:29S-43S. doi:10.1177/1062860616664164