All good quality journal articles will include a small Literature Review after the Introduction paragraph. (2016) Pop-up library at the University of Birmingham: extending the reach of an academic library by taking "the library" to the students.
It may not be called a Literature Review but gives you an idea of how one is created in miniature.
Sometimes, the literary review is a part of a larger research paper.
Its purpose is to prevent duplication of efforts, resolve conflicts, and point the way for further research.
Make sure that you only get articles and books in those areas, even if you come across fascinating books in other areas.
A literature review I am currently working on, for example, explores barriers to higher education for undocumented students.
You will need to critically analyse each source for how they contribute to the themes you are researching.
Writing a literature review is often the most daunting part of writing an article, book, thesis, or dissertation. I have found it helpful to be as systematic as possible when completing this gargantuan task.
Sonja Foss and William Walters* describe an efficient and effective way of writing a literature review.
Their system provides an excellent guide for getting through the massive amounts of literature for any purpose: in a dissertation, an M. thesis, or an article or book in any field of study.