Welcome to the Literature Review Tutorial! Writing a lit(erature) review requires research and planning. This guide explains the purpose of a lit review and introduces the process of researching and writing required for success.
After finishing this tutorial, you will (1) have an understanding of the basic concepts of a literature review, (2) have checklists you can use to help you create a literature review, (3) have an example of a literature review, and (4) know how to get assistance with your literature review.
Use the tabs at the top to navigate through the pages of this guide.
Tutorial by Meagan Kinsley (2012)
Original content by Mary Evangeliste and Gwendolyn Reece (2004)
AskAULibrary Chat is offline right now.
Please send us a research
consultation request instead!
Chat Summer Hours: 11 am to 8 pm Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 5 pm Friday, 1 to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Text: 571-766-6349 during open hours.
We will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day and Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.