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What is a literature review?
There are different types of literature reviews.
A stand alone literature review can be a single work in its own right. Examples include
A class assignment/essay.
A review article
Literature reviews can also form a part of larger bodies of work. Examples include
A thesis / dissertation/ final year project.
An academic journal article introduction
University of Reading: Literature Review Guide
Writing the Literature review
Literature Review Checklist
From the Markville Secondary School site in Canada. This is a checklist for analysing Literature Reviews but will be of use to those writing Literature Reviews too.
This Libguide is licensed under Creative Commons as
Video that may help
North Carolina State Library’s video on literature reviews. gives a defination of literature review, ad details of the sturcture and process of creating a literature review.
Undertaking a Literature review: step by step approach
Although this article is aimed at Nursing students the principles can be applied to the creation of any Literature Review.