How to do (or not to do) a critical literature review

Jill K. Jesson*, Fiona M. Lacey

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


More and more students are required to perform a critical literature review as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate studies. Whilst most of the latest research methods textbooks advise how to do a literature search, very few cover the literature review. This paper covers two types of review: a critical literature review and a systematic review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalPharmacy Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006


  • critical literature review
  • literature search
  • postgraduate studies
  • systematic review


Dive into the research topics of 'How to do (or not to do) a critical literature review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this