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Literature review - Overview



  • Getting started: Choose, define and refine your topic

    Do you have the question or topic for your literature review clearly defined? A lot of time and effort can be wasted unless you do. View this video to break through that starting barrier, find a direction and get your literature review on track.

  • Getting started: The research timeline

    Do you spend hours (if not weeks) printing off more information than you will ever need for your assignment? Thorough research is important but some students get stuck at this stage. Stop the madness and watch this video to see how to keep the research process efficient, effective and moving forward.

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Writing a literature review

Many students find that writing a literature review can be a difficult task. Like essays, the literature review must follow a set structure. This tutorial shows you how to write a critical examination of the most relevant, recent and scholarly research of a topic that is not just a summary of the articles you have read.


Research skills are also an important part of tertiary study. If you want to learn how to search smarter not harder, try the iSearch online tutorial.

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Writing the literature review assignment (PDF 235KB)