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NCPC Scholars: Introduction to Literature Reviews: Welcome!

A guide to types of literature reviews, building a literature review, and a review of annotated bibliographies


Welcome! Here, we'll discuss liturature reviews: what they are, why they're important to good research, and how to build a good one. We'll also discuss annotated bibliographies and how they can help you write a good literature review, and look at some resources to help you cite your work, including bibliographic citation managers.

VIDEO: Connecting to Library Resources: The Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Discover why the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important for your library research and where you can locate VPN download information. (2:01)

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

The VPN allows you to connect to the library's online articles and eBooks from off campus.

Visit to download the VPN.


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Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Olivia Olivares
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