Once you narrow your topic, it will be much easier to control the information sources you are required to read for you to understand the survey best.
Besides, your instructor doesn't expect you to read everything. If you find yourself stuck, ask for your professor's guidance.
What is your interpretation of a particular source?
Does this interpretation differ considerably from other viewpoints in the literature?
Hence the term: “literature There tends to be confusion between literature reviews and academic papers in general, but they are not one and the same.
Generally, academic papers aim to provide new research material about a particular subject, and a literature review features as part of this objective.
Some reviews expect you to use only the most recent sources for your literature review format.
For instance, drugs in the medical field are re-manufactured too often.
A literature review may provide a new perspective on a classic research paper or it may combine both new and old interpretations (this is the “gap” – more on this later).
A literature review may also provide a thorough and critical outline of the intellectual developments in a field with a focus on major, and often polemical, debates.