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What's a literature review?

How is scholarly research different from what I've done for university papers?

  • Work you complete for university courses tend to be research essays or other course-based projects requiring a certain number of scholarly/peer-reviewed sources. You're not delving deep into all the literature on your given topic.
  • Scholarly research is typically undertaken by honours students, graduate students, and professors, who are experts (or becoming experts) in a given field of study. They do research to contribute knowledge in their field, and continue or start scholarly conversations. These typically take the form of scholarly articles, books, theses, or dissertations, and required a detailed understanding of the literature on their topic. 

What's a literature review and why do I need to do one?

University of Houston Libraries. What is a literature review? 


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