A literature review provides an overview of previously published research on a specific topic or subject. It critically evaluates, classifies, and compares what has already been published on a particular topic. A literature review is not merely a summary of another scholar's articles or books:
A literature review should be written using "credible" academic sources of information. This means using peer-reviewed, scholarly articles, books and other publications in your subject area. You should avoid using popular magazines, unpublished works, blogs or other resources deemed non-scholarly.
The quickest way to start your literature review research is through Library Search on the homepage, or the electronically available databases on our website.