Example Abstract This article is an examination of the history of gender demographics in the field of librarianship.The historic development and subsequent “feminization” of librarianship continues to influence the gender wage gap and the disproportionate leadership bias in the field today.
Example Abstract This article is an examination of the history of gender demographics in the field of librarianship.
Using your instructor’s guidance, include these elements in your APA abstract: San Jose State University publishes a double-blind, peer-reviewed scholarly journal produced by graduate students.
This journal provides excellent examples of APA abstracts created in the library information and science field.
Some instructors or publications restrict the word count to 150. Write it after you have finished your paper, so you have a clear idea of what to include in this short paragraph.
Note: Do not include evaluative remarks or add any information.
I also provide links at the end of this guide to resources that you should use in order to search the literature and as you write your review.
In addition to using the step-by-step guide that I have provided below, I also recommend that you (a) locate examples of literature reviews in your field of study and skim over these to get a feel for what a literature review is and how these are written (I have also provided links to a couple of examples at the end of these guidelines (b) read over other guides to writing literature reviews so that you see different perspectives and approaches: Some examples are: Read through the links provided below on APA guidelines so that you become familiar with the common core elements of how to write in APA style: in particular, pay attention to general document guidelines (e.g.
font, margins, spacing), title page, abstract, body, text citations, quotations.
It will help you considerably if your topic for your literature review is the one on which you intend to do your final M. project, or is in some way related to the topic of your final project.
This synthesis of current research will be helpful to librarians working in digital and print book purchasing and collection development, as well as those making long-range planning decisions.
Your APA abstract is a critical part of your school research paper.