Not to be confused with a book review, a literature review:
Jennifer Rowley, and Frances Slack. (2004). "Conducting a Literature Review." Management Research News 27.6, 31-39. doi.org/10.1108/01409170410784185
Adapted with permission and thanks from Write a Literature Review, originally created by Kenneth Lyons, McHenry Library, University of California, Santa Cruz and How to Write a Literature Review at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Many thanks to Penny Pugh for her editorial comments and content suggestions.
A literature review may constitute an essential chapter of a thesis or dissertation, or may be a self-contained review of writings on a subject. In either case, its purpose is to:
The literature review itself, however, does not present new primary scholarship.