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Literature Reviews

Provides instructions for locating, reading, interpreting, and responding to literature reviews.

About this Guide

This guide will walk you through various ways to access, analyze, and write literature reviews. The contents include the following:

What is a literature review?

A literature review is a collection and examination of all of the material available about a given subject. 

Literature reviews require extensive research so that you can obtain thorough knowledge of the subject matter that you are researching.

We conduct literature reviews to help ensure that our ideas make a unique contribution over and above what has already been written on a topic.

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