Saturday, February 2, 2013

How To Come Up With A Perfect Literature Review In Some Simple Steps

Step # 1:

Writing a literature review:

Conducting literature review is not as difficult as it seems to be, but still if some students feel it as a great pain then they should read the following informational text which will guide them to come up with a good piece of work.

Step # 2

Conducting literature research:

First step is to perform a brief research on what has been written on the subject you are writing a literature review on. For this, you can consult various bibliographical sources to find all the relevant titles, references in relevant text book and journal articles and if you are not sure what to do and where to go, ask your instructor to guide you. You can also check abstracting journals or the electronic databases etc.

Step # 3

Note down The Bibliographical Details:

This will immensely save a lot of your time by noting down all the bibliographical detail at the time of going through them. Noting all the details will also save you from going back to the material to note the bibliographical details.

Step # 4:

Go through all the notes:

You have all the material in your hands, now, go through all the work and carefully analyze what is being said while also crafting out what are the negative and positive aspects of the research work so that your literature review has all the ingredients it needs to be effective.

Step # 5:

Finally, start writing your literature review:

Conducting literature review is not rocket science; it is just like the other types of academic research writing in which there is introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion. Thus, let’s check out what should all the categories should contain.


Make sure, it contains the thesis statement and all relevant information to it.
The parameters of the topic that is what has to be included and excluded in the review.
The main reason of choosing this particular topic.


In depth discussion on the background of the topic.
Provide some alternative viewpoints on the topic.
Various approaches to the subject, for example; historical, philosophical, empirical etc.
Important definitions.
Relevant research studies.
Methodologies involved.
General idea about the topic.
Latest findings about the topic.


Short description of all the discussion done in the review.
Two lines of all the arguments done in the literature review.
And a short summary restating the thesis statement.

I hope the preceding given information about literature review help will assist you coming up with a better piece of work.

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