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Literature Review: What it is and how to get started
What is a literature review? What purpose does it serve in research? What should you expect when writing one?
What's a lit review?
A literature review is a collection of selected articles, books and other sources about a specific subject. The purpose is to summarize the existing research that has been done on the subject in order to put your research in context and to highlight what your research will add to the existing body of knowledge. Literature reviews are typically organized in some way (chronological, thematic, methodological).