What is the format of a literature review?
A literature review follows an essay format (Introduction, Body, Conclusion), but if the literature itself is the topic of the essay, your essay will need to consider the literature in terms of the key topics/themes you are examining.
How long does it take to write a literature review?
However, your paper will not write itself. A literature review can take anywhere from 2-6 months depending on how many hours a day you work on it.
How do you organize a literature review?
Ways to structure your Literature ReviewTopical order (by main topics or issues, showing relationship to the main problem or topic)Chronological order (simplest of all, organise by dates of published literature)Problem-cause-solution order.General to specific order.Known to unknown order.Comparison and contrast order.
What are the four major goals of a literature review?
To determine what exists in the scholarly literature. To identify possible gap(s) in the scholarly literature for further research. To inform the research topic, theory (if applicable), and associated methodology. To compare/contrast against findings resulting from the current study.
How do you find the source of a literature review?
One of the most efficient ways to locate quality resources for literature reviews is to use the library’s subject specific databases. Your professor may recommend databases for your project or you may ask librarians at the Reference desk for suggestions. Here are some core databases by subject area.