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Definition of a literature review: "A literature review is both a summary and explanation of the complete and current state of knowledge on a limited topic as found in academic books and journal articles. It is NOT an annotated bibliography" or a just a description of what you read. (Mongan-Rallis, 2014)
Purpose of a literature review: "The primary purpose is to provide the reader with a comprehensive background for understanding current knowledge and highlighting the significance of new research." (Cronin, Ryan, & Coughlan, 2008)
Steps for Writing a Literature Review
Link to Conducting a Literature Review subject guide.
Links to helpful YouTube tutorials
Part One Writing the Literature Review
Part Two Writing the Literature Review