Literature survey guidelines

Literature survey is a background work that is made personally. It is based on books and academic publications. The topics of literature surveys are selected so that they support the assignment.

The main goal of a literature survey is to gather a basis for the practical work and to show that the student is familiar with existing literature and research on the topic. It is not smart to re-invent the wheel, i.e., one has to know what has already been done.

Example of the content of a literature survey

It is not necessary to directly follow the previous example. Please do apply it according to your topic!

Additional information about technical writing can be found from the library. You can also ask for more guidance.

Please notice!

Guidelines for presenting the survey

We have listed all sorts of things here but you are also allowed to use common sense :-)

Updated: 04.10.2004, page maintained by PM&RG