Answered By: Amanda Hahn
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017     Views: 5

A literature review is used to, as the name suggests, “review” the literature, or research, about a specific topic area.  A literature review will inform you about the research that has already been conducted about your chosen subject.

 

Throughout the process of a literature review, you will want to look for common themes and patterns in the research as a whole, as well as any gaps in the research surrounding your topic.

 

For more details about a literature review, review this guide written by the Liberty University Writing Center: http://www.liberty.edu/media/2030/Literature_Review_Handout_Final.pdf