A literature review is a narrative description of the chosen research topic. It's a part of graduate and post-graduate student work, that they include in the preparation of their thesis/dissertation or a journal article. In a literature review section, you will find evidence /resources and substantive findings as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic. Most often the information stated under this section is from book reviews and academic/peer-reviewed articles.
Develop a search strategy:
1- Brainstorm your research topic.
2- Develop subject headings.
3- Find keyword/ phrases for each concept of the research question.
4- Elaborate and precise your focal point.
1- Use some of the suggested open access databases to find more synonyms in dictionaries/thesaurus. (Art & Architecture Thesaurus (Research at the Getty) (Cook’s Thesaurus) or www.thesaurus.com)
2- Use boolean operators (and, Or,Not) while doing your research in our library.
3- Use the chat button to contact us in order to help you.
Aim: To give readers a comprehensive overview of the topic and to highlight significant areas of research.
characteristics: A literature review has a wide scope and follows a non-standardized methodology.
Structure: A literature review have multiple type
1- it may be chronological (topic development is going over time)
2- Methodological (compares the results)
3- Thematic (addresses different aspects of the topic)
4- Theoretical (discusses various theories, models and concepts).