""A review of the literature is a classification and evaluation of what accredited scholars and researchers have written on a topic, organized according to a guiding concept such as your research objective, thesis or the problem/issue you wish to address." (Source :zimmer.csufresno.edu/~donnah/Literature%20Review%20Framework.doc)
Literature reviews can vary by discipline and by assignment.. Please check with your professor for complete criteria for your literature review assignment .
More examples can be found in databases:
Another resource for finding examples of literature reviews is Google Scholar. Many Google Scholar results include copies of full-text scholarly publications and most scholarly articles contain a review of the literature.
From Endicott College Writing Center