Need Help?

Skip to Content

CCA Portal

Books 2

Literature Review

Last updated on Jun 23, 2023


So what is a literature review exactly?

What is a lit. review, and why do I have to write one? Literature review can serve a couple of purposes:

  1. It helps you focus on a particular topic and articulate for yourself what are the author's (or authors') key ideas.
  2. Helps you determine what is hot in a particular field.
  3. Helps you understand what scholars and practitioners are discussing about this topic.
  4. Helps you develop an understanding of how sources are in conversation with each other. (You eventually will be part of the conversation too!)
  5. Shows you current trends and potential gaps in scholarship.