Write a Literature Review
Take a step-by-step approach to writing a lit review.
Literature reviews take time. Here is some general information to know before you start.
- VIDEO -- This video is a great overview of the entire process. (2020; North Carolina State University Libraries)
--The transcript is included
--This is for everyone; ignore the mention of "graduate students"
--9.5 minutes, and every second is important
- OVERVIEW -- Read this page from Purdue's OWL. It's not long, and gives some tips to fill in what you just learned from the video.
- NOT A RESEARCH ARTICLE -- A literature review follows a different style, format, and structure from a research article.
|Lit Review Article||Research Article|
|Does What?||Reports on the work of others.||Reports on original research.|
|Purpose||To examine and evaluate previous literature.||
To test a hypothesis and/or make an argument.
May include a short literature review to introduce the subject.