Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017
A literature review is a report on the literature directly related to a specific topic, or area of study. This careful selection and analysis of relevant academic sources forms the theoretical base for your research. It describes who thinks what and why, and helps to define the topic or focus of your research.
A literature review can be:
- An assignment
- Part of an assignment
- A journal article
- Part of a journal article
- Part of a thesis or dissertation
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