Answered By: Amanda Hahn
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2023     Views: 1057

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: https://www.liberty.edu/casas/academic-success-center/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/Literature-Reviews-1.pdf.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at (434) 582-2220 or at research@liberty.edu.