Answered By: Felicity Gittins
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2024     Views: 312

A literature review:

  • Demonstrates the range of literature in your area of study
  • Summarises the information in the literature
  • Analyses the literature - evaluating gaps, limitations and subjective opinions.

To write your literature review, you will be searching the library resources to find research and theory associated with your topic, and evaluating the material you read. 


There are a few ways you can get help with your literature review:

  • The Centre for Academic Success has an online guide to help write the literature review (and other aspects of your dissertation).
  • You can book an email tutorial appointment with a Centre for Academic Success tutor to discuss how to approach planning and writing your literature review.
  • You can book an online appointment with a librarian to help find sources of information to use within your literature review and discuss search strategies 

We also have e-resources within the library collections  to help you.

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