A literature survey or a literature review in a project report shows the various analyses and research made in the field of interest and the results already published, taking into account the various parameters of the project and the extent of the project.
A literature survey includes the following
• Existing theories about the topic which are accepted universally.
• Books written on the topic, both generic and specific.
• Research done in the field usually in the order of oldest to latest.
• Challenges being faced and on-going work, if available.
Literature survey describes about the existing work on the given project .It deals with the problem associated with the existing system and also gives user a clear knowledge on how to deal with the existing problems and how to provide solution to the existing problems .different thing.