Come up with a statement of purpose, to establish why you need to do the review in the first place.
Come up with key words, so that you can plug these into search engines or scientific databases, to identify relevant papers.
Manage your search (through the use of a suitable reference software) and order your papers. The reference software will help you keep track on what literature you have, as well as allow you to cite them with ease when you write papers.
Read the papers and extract the information that you want.
Adopt an effective way to absorb information from your reading material, such as the use of a spider diagram in order to condense the information. Such a diagram will enable you to see connections between ideas/sub-ideas from different papers more clearly.
KeywordsLiterature Statement of purpose Patents Reference software Spider diagram
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