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Lehigh University Libraries - Library Guides

Literature Reviews: How to Do , How to Write


This guide provides tips and resources for doing or writing a literature review for:

  • research intensive papers for undergraduate or graduate classes
  • dissertations, and masters and undergraduate theses
  • manuscripts for publication
  • writing proposals.

Keep in mind the differences in doing literature reviews between the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.  This guide contains coverage of both general and subject-specific resources relevant to all these broad areas. 

The resources on these pages are just examples to give you a flavor of the type of resources available. The number of library guides as well as writing about writing is massive.

Inclusion of a resource in this guide is not an endorsement of its content. Work with your professor or adviser for advice.

Contact your subject librarian for suggestions about resources relevant to your topic and to discuss how to conduct your literature search.

Suggestions about this guide? Contact Brian Simboli.