Commonly referred to as a “Lit Review”, a literature review is a critical, analytical summary and synthesis of the current knowledge of a topic.
Keep in mind that if your literature review stands alone—distinct from a thesis, study or dissertation—it should include a brief introduction and conclusion.
A 10-minute overview of what a literature review is and its purpose.
You can search for literature reviews in our databases by searching your topic and adding "literature reviews" as a search term.
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