Monthly Archives: December 2012

Research methodology for a Literature Review

This is my methodology / algorithm for completing a literature review on any given topic:


  1. I start with what is on Google Videos.
  2. I follow up with a visit to Wikipedia and a Google Search; it is a good idea to include “methodology” or “research methodology” in your search.
  3. Check out the ‘Annual Reviews’ Database at your local library website.
  4. 4.Finally I gather articles from the the appropriate EBSCO hosted Journals and other sources.


I found the following video was helpful:

How to Conduct a Literature Review by Barton Poulson




[Caveat: My process is tailored to my learning preferences (auditory / kinesthetic).]