In other words, it’s a survey of what has been written and argued about your topic.
The literature of a literature review is not made up of novels and short stories and poetry—but is the collection of writing and research that has been produced on a particular topic.
The purpose of the literature review is to give you an overview of a particular topic.
You may quote or paraphrase from the sources, and all references to sources should include in-text parenthetical citations with a reference list at the end of the document.
Sometimes, however, an instructor may require a separate literature review document and will have specific instructions for completing the assignment.