EDUC 6033 (Carman): Research Design & Analysis: Home

About Literature Reviews

What is a literature review?

A review of the literature on any given topic...

  • provides an analytical overview of related scholarly publications

  • notes areas of agreement, disagreement, and any gaps in related research and theory

  • serves as background and a starting point for new research or analysis

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

(9:38) Addresses the function and utility of reviews of the scholarly literature as well as the process of preparing a literature review. North Carolina State Univ. Libraries

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