Skip to main content

What is a literature review?


A literature review is:

  • a synthesis or overview of the research on a particular topic
  • a critical analysis of the existing literature
  • a means to identify gaps in the existing research or areas of further study

A literature review is not:

  • A list of articles
  • An annotated bibliography

Here is a short video with Cari offering some tips on how to approach your literature review for this paper.

Possible tools in your literature search

Looking for some search tips for your capstone project? Check out this short video where Cari highlights some resources that might help.

Don't forget to check who they are citing!

Search for articles, books, multimedia, and more

Search articles, books, multimedia & more

Need help organizing the resources you find?

Mendeley is a free online tool that can help you organize and cite your resources.

Here is a short video where Cari outlines some of the key features of this resource.

Cari Merkley's picture
Cari Merkley

Contact:
Email: cmerkley@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.5068
Office: EL4423U