What is a Literature Review?
This guide will:
The University of Melbourne's Academic Skills Unit has published an online guide which gives a good summary of writing a literature review.
A good literature review will:
The nature of a literature review is to be dependent on what other authors have said, so it is important that you develop good referencing skills. These skills should be put into use the moment you first pick up a piece of written material, by putting the publication details into your selected referencing system.
Referencing management programs can be used to:
The University Library has licenses for three referencing products:
There are also free and subscription reference management programs available on the web or for loading onto your computer. These include:
For more information, refer to the Library's Managing References guide.
An Annotated Bibliography
There are a few online resources that can assist with the writing of an annotated bibliography:
These references are useful for helping you write your literature review. Also refer to the Further reading section of this guide.
Library Research Consultations
It is a good idea to get some help with your initial searching. The following resources will be of assistance to you: