This page will provide you with instructions and resources to conduct a literature review** for your class assignment.
A literature review provides an overview of the scholarly writings published on a topic by scholars and researchers. A good literature review forms the justification for and drives your own research: it is the platform upon which you will build your argument, place your research in context ("They say"), and demonstrate how your research contributes to the broader discussion ("I say").
Specifically, a literature review:
** Many thanks to colleague Kelly Smith for permission to use some of the content from her Literature Review guide.**
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