A Literature Review is an objective, concise, critical summary of published research literature relevant to a topic being researched in an article.
The two most common types of literature reviews found in journals are those introducing research articles (studies and surveys) and stand-alone literature analyses. They differ in their scope, length, and specific purpose.
This video provides a detailed explanation of what do include, what not to include, how to structure, and how to compose a literature review from start to finish.
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University of Minnesota. “Guidelines for Writing a Literature Review.” (http://www.duluth.umn.edu/~hrallis/guides/researching/litreview.html)
The UNC Writing Center. “Literature Reviews.” (https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/literature-reviews/)
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