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Q. Literature Review

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A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to your research topic or thesis statement. It should provide a theoretical summary or critical evaluation of these scholarly works. You will need to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize the research that you’ve found on your topic. A literature review should give context to your thesis statement and, if possible, reveal any gaps in current literature.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A LITERATURE REVIEW?

  • To demonstrate to your readers what you know about your topic
  • To bring your readers up-to-date and fill them in on what has been published on your topic
  • To allow you a better understanding of your topic

5 STEPS FOR COMPLETING YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW

 

     Step 1: Brainstorming & Choosing a Topic

        Step 2: Finding Sources

        Step 3: Evaluate Sources & Taking Notes

        Step 4: Identify Themes & Patterns

        Step 5: Writing & Citations

 

TO LEARN MORE:    

Consider browsing this helpful handout:  

  1. Literature Review
  2. Annotated Bibliography
  3. Understanding & What it isn't (Part 1 Video)
  4. Step-by-Step & Writing Process (Part 2 Video)

 

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  • Last Updated Oct 18, 2019
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  • Answered By Francesca Golus

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