SMHS Literature Review

Learn to write a systematic review of literature.

Read & Take notes

Read and keep notes on each source.

  • How are you going to keep your notes organized? (Come up with a plan now to keep yourself organized and sane through the long process.)
    • OneDrive
    • Excel Spreadsheet
    • Word Doc 
    • Google Doc
    • Notebook
    • On the PDF of the article itself
    • Try using a Literature Review Synthesis Matrix template (see left)
  • Where are you going to save your articles?
    • Within your Citation Management software?
    • Dropbox
    • OneDrive
    • JumpDrive (thumb drive)
    • Come up with a file saving strategy that makes sense to you (Author Last Name, Keywords, date etc.)
  • Are you going to utilize Citation Software / Manager? (See the Reference Management tab.)
    • Zotero
    • Mendeley
    • Some citation software can also store the PDF of your article