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Literature Review Guide: Tutorials and Handouts


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Northern Territory Government NT Health Library Services Literature Review Subject Guide
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.
A set of practical resources and tools to assist in the preparation and writing of literature reviews, including collating synthesis matrices to compare sources.


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How to write literature reviews

How to Write a Literature Review

Understanding which review best suits your subject is imperative before you begin your research and to plan your writing effectively.

Check out the following articles to help explain the process and select the review type that meets your research question and study parameters:

Sutton A, Clowes M, Preston L, Booth A. (2019) Meeting the review family: exploring review types and associated information retrieval requirements. Health Info Libr J.; 36(3), 202-222. doi:10.1111/hir.12276:

Grant M.J., Booth A. (2009). A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 26(2), 91–108.

The grant article lists a handy table that helps explain the different review types in a simple way.

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.

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