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INST 5700: Practicum in International Studies

This course aims to provide all students enrolled in the master's program in International Studies with a solid background in the “big-picture” issues in global politics, and the theories and perspectives that inform their analysis. Course assignments

Read Some Lit Reviews

A good starting point is to read some literature reviews in your field and become familiar with the organization and evaluation strategies in them. Here are some ways to find literature reviews:

  • Find research or review articles written by faculty in your department, or on your thesis/dissertation committee, to see how they wrote their lit reviews
  • Search in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, which contains full text dissertations and theses in all fields. Do a search for your topic or a related one and read the literature reviews in some of the resulting documents
  • Search a journal article database, such as Academic Search Complete, for your topic plus the word "review" to find standalone literature reviews 
  • Search Google Scholar for your topic plus the word "review" to find standalone literature reviews

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