Writing a literature review

Winchester, C. and Salji, M. (2016) Writing a literature review. Journal of Clinical Urology, 9(5), pp. 308-312. (doi: 10.1177/2051415816650133)

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Abstract

Formal literature reviews are a critical appraisal of a subject and are not only an academic requirement but essential when planning a research project and for placing research findings into context. Understanding the landscape in which you are working will enable you to make a valuable contribution to your field. Writing a literature review requires a range of skills to gather, sort, evaluate and summarise peer-reviewed published data into a relevant and informative unbiased narrative. Digital access to research papers, academic texts, review articles, reference databases and public data sets are all sources of information that are available to enrich your review.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by Cancer Research UK (grant number A17196) and the Medical Research Council (grant number 70128).
Keywords:Urology, Surgery
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Salji, Dr Mark and Winchester, Dr Catherine
Authors: Winchester, C., and Salji, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical Urology
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:2051-4158
ISSN (Online):2051-4166
Published Online:16 May 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 British Association of Urological Surgeons
First Published:First published in Journal of Clinical Urology 9(5):308-312
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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