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What is a Literature Review
A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated. Literature reviews are designed to provide an overview of sources you have explored while researching a particular topic and to demonstrate to your readers how your research fits within a larger field of study.
Why Do We Write Literature Reviews?
- Literature reviews can give you an overview or act as a stepping stone.
- Literature reviews are useful reports that keep professionals up to date with what is current in his or her field.
- Literature reviews emphasizes the credibility of the writer in his or her field.
- Literature reviews provide a solid background for a research paper’s investigation.