The literary review is included in the structure of any scientific work, in particular, in the graduation project. Usually, it presents those points of view on the problem under consideration that exist at a given point in time. In this section, the author of the thesis should analyze all the sources at his disposal, and also based on this knowledge, bring out something new, what he can call his contribution to the development of the topic under study.
The analysis of the bibliography list can be arranged in entirely different ways. In some cases, it is given a few paragraphs in the introduction. In others, on the contrary, a whole section is devoted to the analysis of bibliography.
It is worth noting that the issue of registration in each institution of higher education is decided individually, so it would not hurt you to consult with your research advisor on this topic.
In this article, we will look at how this section is prescribed in most of the theses, and we also learn what they usually write in it.
Algorithm of work on the analysis of the literary list
Before you begin to make an analysis, examine your sources. If you do not have a variety of electronic resources, then go to the library. Perhaps there they will help you find almost all the necessary information. In this case, the advantage of printed books is that they, unlike scanned copies of books that are posted on the Internet, ultimately saved the output data.
Being engaged with sources, write down all necessary information on the read books, articles, and monographs. You can also make a notebook in which you will record the most critical thoughts from the sources you read, and even record the most famous quotes.
The basis of the work should be done in the chronological principle. Here you can mark the names of scientists that have developed this topic for you. It will also be useful to indicate what they have achieved in research.
If you are not satisfied with the chronological order, you can group the sources by topic, or include in one group such materials in which there is something in common.