A literature review is a survey of research on a given topic. It allows you see what has already been written on a topic so that you can draw on that research in your own study. By seeing what has already been written on a topic you will also know how to distinguish your research and engage in an original area of inquiry. See also Social Welfare: Conducing a Literature Review.
A literature review helps you explore the research that has come before you, to see how your research question has (or has not) already been addressed.
You will identify:
According to Byrne's What makes a successful literature review? you should follow these steps:
The Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that show evidence of significant inquiry using the library, its resources, and collections and learning about the research and information-gathering process itself. Submissions due by: April 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM.