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What is a literature review?

Literature reviews examine scholarly literature surrounding a subject-area, topic, or historical event. Literature reviews typically synthesize popular academic arguments, spanning multiple viewpoints. They often examine how perceptions of an event have changed over time, and explore common trends, themes, and arguments. Literature reviews are important for determining knowledge-gaps and scholarly arguments. For more information on literature reviews, including tips on writing them, visit the link below:

Literature Review: Conducting & Writing by the University of West Florida Library


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