This guide

This guide will help postgraduate students, Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates and researcher staff understand the process of conducting and writing a literature review.

It will explain:

  • the different types of literature reviews;
  • how and where to search for literature;
  • evaluating sources and critical appraisal of literature;
  • how to manage and analyse your literature, and;
  • provide links to additional resources

This guide is not intended for undergraduate students completing assignment tasks. Generally, the literature review required for undergraduate study will not be as comprehensive as the literature review required by researchers and candidates conducting original research for the purpose of obtaining their PhD.

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