507: Preparing Literature Reviews by M. Ling Pan


507.2: Pan, M. Ling. Preparing Literature Reviews: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Publishing, 2003. 190 pp. ISBN 1-884585-27-2.

Dewey Breakdown:

  • 500: Natural Science and Mathematics
  • 507: Education, research, and related topics
  • 507.2: Research and statistical methods

Ling Pan’s Preparing Literature Reviews is a book with a clear goal and purpose: help the reader write literature review. A literature review is a synthesis of available written or published material on a topic. For scientific articles, this is usually the first section of the article. Pan’s many guidelines, examples, and full models contain a wealth of information on the topic and if you are writing a literature review for the first time, pick this book up. After reading this one, I feel that if someone asked me to write a review tomorrow, I would be amply prepared for the task at hand. Burgeoning scholars needs to have this one in their arsenal of reference material. A very informative book.