Identifying a literature review
The image below shows the part of the scholarly article where there is a review of past research, that is, the literature review.
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- A literature review describes previous research or discussion that has been published on the topic.
- This review of the literature can provide a good overview of the topic and will outline what other researchers have found.
- The passage below shows references to the work of other researchers throughout the text, with their names and the year their research was published in parenthetical citations.