Literature Review: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Review discipline styles

2. Review discipline styles

Each discipline has its own style for writing a literature review; lit reviews in the sciences will look different from those in the social sciences and humanities. The best way to become familiar with lit reviews in your field of study is to look at published examples and note how they present the information. Literature reviews may appear as the introduction to a journal article, as an in-depth "review article," or as part of a dissertation or thesis. Below are a few examples.


Literature Review Examples