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ENCS 282

Writing the Literature Review for a Project Proposal

Preparing your search

Writing a literature review for a project proposal gives the readers background information or the perspective necessary to understand the project. Background information, which can be found in books or journal articles, can look at whether your problem or a similar problem has been investigated in the past.

Before starting the search for background information, it's important to start the research process with the steps described in the YouTube videos below.

 

Resources for the literature review

Although Google and YouTube are common sources when gathering information for a literature review, here are other sources and types of information that should not be overlooked:

Books
To help understand how certain products, components, or technologies work
background
Costs
Sources to find costing information of components, products, services, labour, etc.
cost
Articles
To find the latest research, available technologies and related designs
journals
Other information
To find government information, reports, newpaper articles standards, statistics, etc.
Capstone resources
Patents
To find related designs or products
Patent
Preparing a bibliography
Citing your sources using IEEE or other citation styles
bibliography

Image credits

Images are Creative Commons or public domain, except for the Books image (copyright Concordia University). Image credits (for Creative Commons images): Patent image by Aaron (via Flickr), Journals image by Wiley Asia Blog (via Flickr), Costs image by Pixabay, Other information image (via Pixabay)

 

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