Welcome to the UTHSC Health Sciences Library's Concepts of Research Methodology (MHIIM 609) resource guide.
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A literature review surveys scholarly articles, books, and other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on a topic.
Similar to primary research, development of the literature review requires four stages:
Literature reviews should comprise the following elements:
A literature review may constitute an essential chapter of a thesis or dissertation or may be a self-contained review of writings on a subject. In either case, its purpose is to: