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EVEG 2331: Introduction to Environmental Engineering

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What's a Literature Review?

...a literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (e.g. dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on a topic.

Articles reporting the results of an experiment, a modeling system, a failure report, or other type of scholarly article will have an initial section that is a summary of current information, labeled as the literature review. This section will be less detailed than a stand-alone review article.

An example of a pure literature review is Review of bioretention system research and design: Past present and future.

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