Guidelines for writing a literature review Guidelines for writing a literature review by Helen Mongan-Rallis. Last updated: November 17, 2006 [Note: For these guidelines, in some sections I have quoted directly some of the the steps from: Galvan, J. (2006). Writing literature reviews: a guide for students of the behavioral sciences (3rd ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing.] What is a literature review? A literature review is not an an..