Q. What is a literature review?


A literature review is a summary of the current status of scholarly research on a given topic. Literature reviews synthesize perspectives, methodologies, and findings in a way that helps the reader gain a sense of the current scholarly environment, such as adopted concepts versus those that are being disputed or in need of exploration. By aggregating key literature and providing a "big picture" analysis, literature reviews can be an excellent resource for familiarizing oneself to a new topic or to identify opportunities for new research.


Visit the library's guide to literature reviews for more information.


  • Last Updated Jan 26, 2018
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  • Answered By Matt Young

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