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Literature Review: A Self-Guided Tutorial for NUR 288

For NUR 288 Library Research for the QI Project

Literature Review Process

Literature review process cycle from Literature Review (2009) by Machi and McEvoy.This guide will help you:

  • Define a literature review.
  • Recognize that different fields of study have their own way to perform and write literature reviews.
  • Prepare to search the literature.
  • Read critically -- analyze and synthesize.
  • Manage your references.
  • Prepare to write a literature review.


Graphic from Machi & McEvoy (2009) Literature Review. Detailed text description of graphic.