Importing the citations from your citation manager or bibliography into NVivo
Importing the full-text PDFs of your articles into NVivo
Coding your article using themes and keywords
Using NVivo's queries to auto-code segments of your articles
Using Memos to annotate and manage your reading process
Using codes to select sentences for quoting and paraphrasing
Using memos to draft your literature review
Often the literature review process is inherently iterative, and will include importing and exporting to other formats. You may need to use OCR software to make some of your articles searchable by NVivo.