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


Literature Review Process


This guide will help you to:

  • Define a literature review.
  • Recognize that different fields of study have their own way to perform and write literature reviews.
  • Prepare to search the literature.
  • Read critically -- analyze and synthesize.
  • Prepare to write a literature review.

Graphic from Literature Review (2009) by Machi and McEvoy.


Detailed description of, Literature Review Process from IUPUI Library


This guide was adapted from the Literature Review: A Self-Guided Tutorial at IUPUI Library.