The literature review focuses on how other researchers have addressed similar questions. It places the study in context and discusses how it will differentiate itself from what is already in the field. I suggest between 7-10 pages for this section but you will continue to add to this as you go. You should have no fewer than 15 scholarly articles as references in this submission. You are attempting to establish what the literature says and where the gap exists that you plan to fill with your project! You may find additional information at the APUS Richard G. Trefry Library. Please make sure not to “stack” sources. Weave each source into the relevance of your project and each other. It is usually a good idea to move from the academic scholarly literature, to the national studies, then to state and local and finally anything specifically to your work. Many projects have government reports or state or agency documents in this section compared to what you would find in a thesis lit review but you do need some scholarly peer reviewed journals to set the stage.