Answered By: Amanda Hahn
Last Updated: May 19, 2020     Views: 425

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/1171/Literature_Review_Handout_Final.pdf

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at (434) 592-3362 or at research@liberty.edu.