Q. How do I write a literature review?
Information about a Literature Review (according to the Purdue Online Writing Lab):
A literature review is:
- A critical summary of what scientific articles say about the specific topic or question.
- A list of articles to be used in the research paper.
- A demonstration of familiarity with work in the field pertinent to the research you hope to conduct.
A literature review contains the following sections:
- Title page
- Introduction section/Thesis statement
- Summary of sources
- References page
Please note: Some instructors may want an abstract for a literature review, so be sure to check with them when given the assignment.
Also, the length of a literature review and the required number of sources will vary based on course and instructor preferences.
Visit the APA Help guide for directions on how to set up the paper.
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