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
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