The Literature Review is a critical look at the existing research that is significant to the work that you are carrying out. It is NOT a summary of all the sources you consulted. It is NOT recording a list of consulted work or to show off how many sources you did consult! The Literature Review is a critical and careful examination of past studies and theories. The Literature Review must evaluate the work, show the relationships between different works, and show how it relates to your work.
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Webster Library, Concordia University. (2014, August). How to write a literature review. Retrieved from: http://library.concordia.ca/help/howto/litreview.php
Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (n.d.). Literature Reviews. Retrieved from http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/literature-reviews/