How to Write a Literature Review

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Literature Review is an objective, concise, critical summary of published research literature relevant to a topic being researched in an article.

The two most common types of literature reviews found in journals are those introducing research articles (studies and surveys) and stand-alone literature analyses. They differ in their scope, length, and specific purpose.

This video provides a detailed explanation of what do include, what not to include, how to structure, and how to compose a literature review from start to finish.

Related YouTube videos:

“How to Write a Research Paper Introduction” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTC-5P1VFFU)

“Which Verb Tenses to Use in a Research Paper”
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcuL_IaRtXc)

“How to Write an Abstract for a Research Paper”
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMEnRBss6V4)

“How to Write a Research Paper Title”
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl1q-I3bE0c)

Wordvice Resources Page

“Useful Phrases for Academic Writing”
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“Common Transition Terms in Academic Paper”
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“Active and Passive Voice in Research Papers”
(https://wordvice.com/video-should-i-use-active-or-passive-voice-in-a-research-paper/)

“100+ Verbs That Will Make Your Research Writing Amazing”
(https://wordvice.com/recommended-verbs-for-research-writing/)

“Tips for Paraphrasing in Research Papers”
(https://wordvice.com/a-guide-to-paraphrasing-in-research-papers-apa-ama/)

External Resources
University of Minnesota. “Guidelines for Writing a Literature Review.” (http://www.duluth.umn.edu/~hrallis/guides/researching/litreview.html)

The UNC Writing Center. “Literature Reviews.” (https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/literature-reviews/)

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20 Comments

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  12. APA Assistant says:

    Very helpful and will be sure to share with my students. Thanks!

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