What is a Literature Review?


The term Literature Review is one you might hear often, but its meaning can be unclear, this is because it depends on the assignment it is being attached to.

  • Essays tend to be more topic focused and use the academic literature to evidence and support different subject points in an attempt to back up the assignment topic.

  • Literature Reviews are more analytical and focus on the articles themselves.

Depending on your level of study and the type of assignment this will indicate the level of analysis required.

You can find more information in our Literature Review guide, but if you are unsure and need more support please speak to an Academic Librarian and Skills Tutor.


  • Last Updated 07 Mar, 2024
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  • Answered By Academic Skills team

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