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CHEM 295: Intro to Research Ind. Study

What is a Literature Review?

A literature review is a “critical analysis of a segment of a published body of knowledge through summary, classification, and comparison of prior research studies, reviews of literature, and theoretical articles” (University of Wisconsin Writing Center).

Do not confuse a literature review with an annotated bibliography.

Information for this page is taken from the webpages of the Thompson Writing Program's Writing Studio.

Lit Review Process

Literature Review Tutorial