Anthropological Research Methods
Last Updated: Aug 7, 2012
Available in the Malpass Library Reference collection:
Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences
by Jose L. Galvan
REF H61.8.G248 2006
The Literature Review portion of a scholarly article is usually close to the beginning. It often follows the introduction, or may be combined with the introduction. The writer may discuss his or her research question first, or may choose to explain it while surveying previous literature.
If you are lucky, there will be a section heading that includes "literature review". If not, look for the section of the article with the most citations or footnotes.