Scholars communicate their research and theories to other scholars by writing journal articles, books and other types of publications. Most (but not all) journal articles are peer reviewed, meaning they have been examined by other experts for quality control.
Literature Reviews and Annotated Bibliographies
What is a Literature Review?
An overview of the significant literature published on a topic. Rather than evaluating each source separately, a lit review is written in essay form, and explains how each work is similar to and how it varies from the others.