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What is a Literature Review?

Checkmark       A Literature Review IS . . . 

  • A gathering of published literature on a topic for the PURPOSE OF ANALYSIS.
  • A CRITICAL SURVEY of existing published information on a topic in preparation for new original research, policy creation, grant funding, trend forecasting...

  Checkbox NO         A Literature Review IS NOT...  


  • a book review
  • a book summary
  • a group of book reviews  
  • a group of book summaries
  • a list of related works
  • a random collection of articles
  • an annotated bibliography         
  • a random collection of research studies

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The top 10 results from a Google search: 20 votes (4.38%)
5 articles on a topic: 70 votes (15.32%)
10 articles on a single topic with analysis: 367 votes (80.31%)
Total Votes: 457