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June 18, 2021

How old should a literature review be?

How old should a literature review be?

A good rule of thumb is to use sources published in the past 10 years for research in the arts, humanities, literature, history, etc.

What is a literature review in research paper?

Definition. A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated.

How do you know if information is current?

If you’re looking at a single page within a website, the publication or last updated date may be near the page title (toward the top of the page) or at the very bottom of the page. It will usually include a day, month and year. (When you cite a web article or specific web page, this is the date you’ll need.)

Is the information reliable?

In general, information published by the government is both current and based on reliable research, even if no one author is listed. In general, print publications with authors and listed sources tend to be reliable because they provide sources which readers can verify.