Step 2: Research and collect all of the scholarly information on the topic that might be pertinent to your study.
This includes scholarly articles, books, conventions, conferences, dissertations and theses—these and any other academic work related to your area of study is called “the literature.” Step 3: Analyze the network of information that extends or responds to the major works in your area; select the material that is most useful.
In addition, all of its sections refer to the literature rather than detailing a current study.
In addition, this type of literature review is usually much longer than the literature review introducing a study.
Here are some steps that will help you begin and follow through on your literature review.
Step 1: Choose a topic to write about—focus on and explore this topic.
Determine 2-3 important concepts (depending on the length of your article) that are discussed in the literature; take notes about all of the important aspects of this study relevant to your topic being reviewed.
For example, in a given study, perhaps some of the main concepts are X, Y, and Z.
Choose a topic that you are familiar with and highly interested in analyzing; a topic your intended readers and researchers will find interesting and useful; and a topic that is current, well-established in the field, and about which there has been sufficient research conducted for a review.
This will help you find the “sweet spot” for what to focus on.