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English for Academic Purposes - EAP

Literature Reviews for Graduate Students

Students may be asked to perform a "literature review" or "review of the literature" for an assignment, for a possible research study, or for their thesis or dissertation.

The video below, created by the NC State University Libraries, has an excellent description of the types of literature reviews and tips on how to organize your review:

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

Examples of Lit Reviews

Annotated Bibliographies

Books from the Catalog