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SOC 210: Introduction to Sociology: Write a Literature Review

Writing a Literature Review

A literature review is used to show that you have read, evaluated, and comprehended the published research on a particular topic. A literature review is structured to show to your professors that you understand the work that has been done in the past on a topic, and will serve as a jumping off point for whatever research you are conducting. It can either be a stand-alone document, or a section at the beginning of a research paper, special project, or report. Writing a literature review will require you to locate published research on a topic, read those materials, and write a description and evaluation of the works.

Check out the links below for some examples: