A literature review is a comprehensive survey of previous research on a topic. It critically evaluates, analyzes, and synthesizes existing research on a topic. It brings you up-to-date with the state of research on a topic and familiarizes you with contrasting perspectives and viewpoints on a topic.
The interdiciplinary and cross-disciplinary nature of Geography requires you to search multiple databases to do a comprehensive literature review. Be sure to consult with the Geography librarian for advice on finding more information.
This video provides an overview of how geography and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) relate to other areas of human activities, such as the study of earth sciences, community planning and policy, education, and conservation.