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Literature Reviews

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


This bibliography lists books and online resources which will help you to develop your writing approach. We have included general titlesdiscipline specific titles and online guides
Searching for resources
Suggested keyword searches to locate new book titles in the library catalogue 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.

General Resources

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.

Resources from other universities


These blogs are not exclusively dedicated to literature reviews, but have many useful posts on academic writing (including literature reviews).