Literature Review: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Literature Review Process

Literature review process cycle from Literature Review (2009) by Machi and McEvoy.This guide will help you to:

  • Define a literature review.
  • Recognize that different fields of study have their own way to perform and write literature reviews.
  • Prepare to search the literature.
  • Read critically -- analyze and synthesize.
  • Prepare to write a literature review.


Graphic from Machi & McEvoy (2009) Literature Review. Detailed text description of graphic.