"Literature" refers to the scholarly writing, published (original) research study results, and other important analyses on a particular aspect of a topic.
So you are not going to write an essay on a Shakespearean play or some other literary text.
At least two of your sources must be no older than two years.
The sources should be diverse; you should not have more than two (of the five) articles from the same author or periodical; if you do have more than two from the same author or periodical, then you should have more than the minimum five sources.
The Library would be the best place to search for your sources.
The number of sources that you will be required to review will depend on what the literature review is for and how advanced you are in your studies.Also include a thesis statement that provides your evaluation of the state of current knowledge and of what needs further study, which should anticipate the specific research question you will arrive at in the end.Here is an example of a thesis statement that evluates the state of research and points to a proposed research question from a former student’s research project on domestic violence in the case of mail-order brides in the U.A minimum of five scholarly sources (not the same ones you used in the Background Essay) are required for this essay.See the "Find scholarly articles" tab from our Holman Library Class Guide.And there's also no point in reaching your own interpretive conclusions without taking into account what others have already studied and argued.You would lack credibility and appear naive and uninformed if your analysis has already been convincingly put forth or refuted.At postgraduate level literature reviews can be incorporated into an article, a research report or thesis.At undergraduate level literature reviews can be a separate stand alone assessment.At least two of your scholarly articles must come from the online database Academic Search Premier (available from the class guide); other scholarly sources can come from Google Scholar, scholarly book chapters (published by university presses), or research studies published by credible organizations.A literature review is a section of a final research report, and can also be a stand-alone essay; both are required for your topic in this class.