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How to Write a Literature Review - A Self-Guided Tutorial

Literature Reviews: A Recap

Literature Reviews: A Recap

So, the lit review is an integral part of the research process that helps you:

magnifying glass icon  fully understand your topic

light bulb icon  develop your own research ideas

article icon  demonstrate your knowledge

It's part of what's called the "scholarly conversation," the network of research studies that tell the story of relationships and connections in a discipline. Your research will become part of this conversation.

Literature reviews may appear as the introduction to a journal article or as an in-depth "review article" or as part of a graduate student's dissertation or thesis.