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Annotated Bibliographies and Literature Reviews

What is a Literature Review?

A literature review is a type of academic writing that provides an account of what has already been published by researchers and other experts in a given field. It can stand alone or serve as an introduction to a lab report or other type of research. A literature review surveys relevant past literature and connects, synthesizes, and evaluates these works.

Literature Review: An Overview