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Literature Review Guide: Tutorials and Handouts


External Links

Central Queensland University has a tutorial on doing literature reviews.

Deakin University covers in detail literature reviews.

RMIT's site has further information on goals and contents of literature reviews:

The University of Melbourne's guide contains information on critical reading skills, how to avoid plagiarism, and tips for structuring and writing your literature review.

The Consortium Library from the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University provides a overview of the literature review process.

The University of Toronto sets out questions to help you conduct your literature review and get the most out of the literature.

Effective Searching

See our MyResearch page that has information on developing your research skills and finding the information you need. Click on the link below.

Smarter searching

from University of Sydney

Online Tutorials

Here is a very informative tutorial from Massey University.


Also check out the tutorial created by the University of Maryland University College that has been made in two parts.




Writing a Literature Review- from Flinders University

Writing a Literature Review - Flinders University

This is a useful guide to evaluating literature and writing your review

How to Write a Literature Review

Presentation to LEBA Faculty Postgraduate Forum by Professor Rose McEldowney , Head of School, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment.

Advanced Information Skills

Workshops are held throughout the year -


See a Sample of APA Literature Review, made by OWL: Purdue Library. It can be downloaded here as a PDF file.

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