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Nodes let you gather related materials in one place so you can look for emerging patterns and ideas.
Node is a collection of references about a specific theme, topic or a theory.
NVivo 12 Guides:
It is often worth setting up a Node Structure before you start coding. This structure can be reviewed and changed as you analyse your literature and data.
Here are some suggestions for possible Nodes:
Aim, Main Idea(s) RQs, Hypothesis
Gaps - possibility for futher reseach
Limitations of study
Location of study
Be aware that these are just suggestions to make you start thinking about what you want to look for.
Add a Node
Code and right click in the Node to add a Node:
Adroit Research - NVivo Project Shell (template) with suggested Nodes for literature review