--Written by Dena Taylor, Health Sciences Writing Centre, University of Toronto
Writing the Literature Review sites:
Write a Literature Review (UC Santa Cruz)
Online Tutorial (North Carolina State University Libraries)
The Literature Review: A Few Tips on Conducting it (University of Toronto)
Literature Review Tutorial (CQ University-Australia)
Write a Review of Literature (UW-Madison's Writing Center)
Literature Review-A Self-guided Tutorial (IUPUI Library)
Doing your Undergraduate Project: The Literature Review (ASU Access only): Sage Research Methods
What are the goals of creating a Literature Review?
- To develop a new theory
- To evaluate a theory or theories
- To survey what’s known about a topic
- Identify a problem in a field of research
- Provide a historical overview of the development of a topic
Type of Literature Reviews:
- Mature and/or established topic: Topic is well-known and the purpose of this type of review is to analyze and synthesize this accumulated body of research.
- Emerging Topic:The purpose of this type of review to identify understudy or new emerging research area.