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Abstract: Conducting a literature review is a vital part of any research. Library and information science (LIS) professionals often play a central role in supporting academics in their efforts to locate relevant publications and in teaching novice researchers skills associated with literature reviews. This paper examines literature review processes with the aim of contributing to a better understanding of their complexity and uncertainty and to propose a new approach to literature reviews: one capable of dealing with such complexity and uncertainty.

To cite this article: Boell, Sebastian K and Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka. Literature Reviews and the Hermeneutic Circle [online]. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Vol. 41, No. 2, June 2010: 129-144. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=470800266394960;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 0004-8623. [cited 28 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Boell, Sebastian K; Cecez-Kecmanovic, Dubravka; Source: Australian Academic & Research Libraries, Vol. 41, No. 2, June 2010: 129-144 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0004-8623 Subject: Teaching; Literature; Database searching; Electronic information resources; Literature in libraries; Hermeneutics; Libraries--Special collections--Electronic information resources; Reviews; Searching, Bibliographical--Automation; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Information Systems Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia, email: s.boell@unsw.edu.au
(2) Information Systems Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia, email: dubravka@unsw.edu.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection