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How to Write a Literature Review - A Self-Guided Tutorial

Identify the question

Identify the Question

In some cases, such as for a course assignment or a research project you're working on with a faculty mentor, your research question will be determined by your professor. If that's the case, you can move on to the next step. Otherwise, you may need to explore questions on your own.


A few suggestions to help:

choose a topic icon  Choose a topic that interests you! You'll be spending a lot of time with it.

stack of books icon  Explore your topic using your textbooks, reference books, and articles and by consulting your professor. 

question mark icon  Be open to tweaking your research question as you gather more information.