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Developing a Research Question - Select Journal Articles

Components of a Research Paper

Literature Review - A critical review of the literature written on your topic.

Examples of Literature Review:

Devlin, C. A., & Smeltzer, S. C. (2017). Temporary perioperative tobacco cessation: A literature review. AORN Journal, 106(5), 415-423.e5. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2017.09.001

Annotated Bibliography - A list of journal articles, books and grey literature on your topic. Evaluation of these items are included in the bibliography

Example of Annotated Bibliography:

Writing an Annotated Bibliography (University of Toronto)

Position Paper

What is a Position Paper?

A written statement of views, attitudes or intentions. The US term originated in the 1960s and has its chief application in business and politics.*






(2009). Position paper. In Ayto, J., & Crofton, I. (Eds.), Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable. : Chambers Harrap Publishers. Retrieved 4 Apr. 2022, from

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