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Conducting a Literature Review: Lit Review Basics
This guide will walk you through the basics of conducting a literature review.
A literature review is an account of what has been published on a topic by credible scholars and researchers. The purpose of a literature review is to summarize what knowledge and ideas have been established on a topic, and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
A LIT REVIEW MUST DO THESE THINGS
Be organized around and related directly to the thesis or research question you are developing
Synthesize results into a summary of what is and is not known