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What is a Literature Review?
A literature review does not present an original argument, but instead is an overview or discussion of existing literature (scholarly writing) on a particular topic. The literature may come from books, articles, reports, or other formats.
It's a review because it usually contains a summary, synthesis, or analysis of the central arguments in the existing literature.
This page includes material from Sharon Leslie's excellent Literature Reviews research guide.
See Ms. Leslie's guide for much more information about writing lit reviews.
These are probably the two databases you'll need for this project. The library has many other relevant databases if you're not finding what you need.
Some topics will be covered well in both databases or might need to be searched elsewhere.
Ask Jill if you need advice.
Communication & Mass Media Complete This link opens in a new window
If your topic is related to mass communication (gaming, social media, politics) then you may want to start your research in Comm & Mass Media Complete.
APA PsycInfo® This link opens in a new window
If your topic is more about personal communication (age, romantic relationships, bullying) then you may want to start your research in PsycInfo.