A literature review needs to demonstrate much more than a summary of relevant sources. When you write a literature review, you also need to evaluate and synthesise your readings. This helps you and your readers to gain a broad view of the field.
Your literature review also needs to discuss:
It is also important to identify any gaps within the relevant literature. This will allow you to situate your own research and contribute to ongoing debates within the field.
This guide will help you understand how to manage and write a literature review. It also explains the different types of reviews.
This guide helps you through the process of managing and writing your systematic or systematic-like reviews.
When you conduct a literature review, NVivo can be used with EndNote to help you identify:
NVivo can also:
A high-quality systematic review is the most reliable source of evidence to guide clinical practice. This guide explains what Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is, as well as how to find, select and use the research in EBP.
The library also offers in-depth training sessions on a range of topics associated with Literature and Systematic Reviews. You can either watch a recorded session or enrol in one of our workshops.
You can find a list of all the professional development (PD) events and sessions in this calendar.