Answered By: Eliot Boden Last Updated: Dec 05, 2017 Views: 150
We have a helpful guide and online presentation on this topic: http://libguides.webster.edu/litreview. The presentation is linked from the main page of the guide.
Your professors will sometimes ask you to do a literature review before starting a paper or project. Generally, the purpose of a review is to analyze critically a segment of a published body of knowledge through summary, classification, and comparison of prior research studies, reviews of literature, and theoretical articles (http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ReviewofLiterature.html).
Your review will normally come after the introduction to your paper and present the research that has already been done. Your professors will have specific requirements, and the above link has some more information as well.