What is a Literature Review?
It should also:
explore past research and its strengths and weaknesses.
be used to validate the target and methods you have chosen for your proposed research.
consist of books and scholarly journals that provide research examples of populations or settings similar to your own, as well as community resources to document the need for your proposed research.
be completed in the correct citation format requested by your professor (see the Citing Your Sources Tab)
Keep in mind...research is not a linear process, even though it is often described and taught that way.
If you have a setback, or have to take a different direction than you planned - it's normal!
The Scholarly Review Process
This three-minute video, from NC State University libraries, provides an introduction to the process of peer review and its role in scholarly research, and concludes by pointing to libraries for further help in finding peer-reviewed articles.
Determine Best Sources
|Types of Resources|
Distinguish Between Scholarly and Popular Sources...
...to choose the correct sources for your research.
Found an article and you're not sure if it is scholarly or not? Learn more about distinguishing scholarly articles in
How do I Know if an Article is Scholarly?