What exactly is a Literature Review?


A literature review is an overview and critical analysis of scholarly materials that have been produced on a particular topic.  The scope of a literature review will vary greatly depending on the reason it is written, e.g. as stand-alone assignment for a course, or as a chapter within a dissertation or thesis.

For more information, please see AU Library's tutorial Writing a Literature Review.

  • Last Updated Aug 11, 2021
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