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Literature Reviews in Adult Education

Developing the background

Ensure that you understand the background and foundation of your topic. Handbooks, encyclopdedias and textbooks can be good sources for discovering the foundational authors and theories relevant to your topic. 

Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Find a review article

Another way to identify key authors, theories and resources is to look for a review article on your topic. See the What does a literature review look like? tab for more on finding review articles. 



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