A literature review is an integrated analysis-- not just a summary-- of scholarly writings that are related directly to your research question. That is, it represents the literature that provides background information on your topic and shows a correspondence between those writings and your research question. A literature review may be a stand alone work or the introduction to a larger research paper, depending on the assignment. Rely heavily on the guidelines your instructor has given you. Your opinion counts!
APA 7th Guide: Formatting Resources
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Title Abstract if required References Page. Level 2 Headings are used for organizational purposes. Use these to separate your paper into parts. Use Level 3 Headings, etc.
Basically, these rules dictate the formatting of the paper and citation method. Moreover, there are core aspects of the style, which all writers must internalize. In particular, a brief APA guide focuses on four fundamental aspects of the style: title page, abstract, in-text citation, and reference list entries.
Published on February 22, by Shona McCombes. Revised on March 9, A literature review is a survey of scholarly sources on a specific topic. It provides an overview of current knowledge, allowing you to identify relevant theories, methods , and gaps in the existing research. Writing a literature review involves finding relevant publications such as books and journal articles , critically analyzing them, and explaining what you found.