What are Literature Reviews?
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 explore common trends, themes, and arguments, examining how perceptions of an event have changed over time. However, literature reviews are more than historiographies. Literature reviews should evaluate sources, determining common argumentative flaws. They should also identify knowledge-gaps in the field. You should not make a new argument in your literature review. However, you should evaluate the legitimacy of current sources and arguments.
An example literature review, from the University of West Florida, is attached below:
How Should I Write My Literature Review?
For more information on literature reviews, including more tips on writing them, visit the link below:
Literature Review: Conducting & Writing by the University of West Florida Library