A literature review paper critically summarizes previous empirical literature on a specific topic/question. Writing a literature review paper demonstrates strong familiarity with work in the field surrounding research interest.
A literature review paper normally contains the following:
- Title page
- Main body
- List of references
Some important tips to consider when writing a literature review paper:
- Divide paper into topics; do not just write about the first article, then second article, etc.
- Do not write the literature review chronologically, unless pertinent to the topic/question being answered
(All information derived from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ and http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx)