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Literature Reviews: Further reading

An introduction to the Literature Review process and resources to help you to get started.


This section lists resources which may be of help in writing your literature review. Some are general in nature, and others are discipline specific. Refer also to Selected reference titles.

Searching for resources

Suggested keyword searches to locate new titles include: writing and "literature review*", or writing and (thesis or theses or dissertation). Refer to Resources at the University of Melbourne and Finding items not held by the library.

New books

General resources

Many of these titles include sections or chapters on literature reviews




Scholarly publishing

Discipline-specific titles

Architecture, Building and Planning

Arts and Humanities

Business and Economics


Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Medicine and Health Sciences

Music, Visual and Performing Arts

Social Sciences - Education, Behavioural Sciences

Other web-based resources

There are a number of online resources dealing with writing literature reviews. Here is a selection of resources from some Australian universities: