Literature Review Handout This handout discusses the purpose and objective of the literature review, and provides a general format of its structure.
Doing a Literature Review Written through the lens of the social sciences, this article provides methods for conducting and writing an effective literature review which students from all disciplines will find useful.
Writing a Literature Review Using a Synthesis Matrix This handout guides you through a literature review writing technique using a synthesis matrix, a chart that helps you categorize how different sources present their arguments on a specific topic. This is an excellent way to thoroughly and efficiently organize your research.
Guided Example of a Short Literature Review The author of this guide documents one writer's step-by-step approach to a literature review, from its beginning as an annotated bibliography to the final, synthesized narration.