A literature review is an essential part of the research process. Conducting a literature review enables scholars to discover what research has already been done and identify what is unknown in a particular field. It is also an inevitable part of study for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
This guide will walk you through the process of conducting a literature review. Specifically, you will learn how to:
Before we dive into each step, let's first look at what a literature review is. Watch these two videos to gain more understanding on:
Source: UCLA Library (CC BY)
Source: NCSU Libraries (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)