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What is a Literature Review?
It should also:
explore past research: the results and conclusions, as well as the strengths and weaknesses.
be used to validate the target and methods you have chosen for your proposed research.
discuss the gaps in the literature that justify the need for your proposed research and ensure the research has not been done before.
be completed in the correct citation format requested by your professor
The literature review in this article is a good example of how a literature review should be written and what it should contain.
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.