What is a literature review?
What ISN'T a literature review?
Why do we do literature reviews?
Grant, M. J., & Booth, A. (2009). A typology of reviews: An analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91-108. doi:10.1111/j.1471-1842.2009.00848.x
Knopf, J. (2006). Doing a literature review. PS: Political Science Politics, 39(1), 127-132.
McMenamin, I. (2006). Process and text: Teaching students to review the literature. PS: Political Science Politics, 39(1), 133-135.
While this video describes literature reviews as a section of a larger paper, many of the points it conveys are also applicable to literature reviews as a type of paper or publication.
A literature review requires several skills:
Go to a subject or multidisciplinary database and add "literature review" to your search terms (include the quote marks to search for the phrase), or try the following: