4.6.1 Selecting and managing the relevant literature Read the abstract first. Evaluate the relevance of the literature to your review clearly, possibly relevant or non-relevant. Understand what the findings, concepts, issues, gaps in knowledge are. Use a paper based or electronic catalogue system to make a summary of the issues covered. Software such as Endnote is very useful for storing, organising and using your literature references but their access can be limited. 4.6.2 Write up the literature review Develop a structure e.g. by the topics, developments that you need to review to achieve or the arguments you wish to develop. Include relevant findings in literature related to your topic Make your review critical (i.e. identify gaps in literature) Literature based assessment careful reading of the literature will tell you what the key research questions other researchers have identified n your chosen field.