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What is a literature review?

Simply defined it is a comprehensive and critical review of literature which provides the theoretical foundation of your chosen topic.

If you are seeking information about Systematic Reviews - see our Systematic Reviews Guide

In the following boxes are  videos, books and guides to get you started.

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

Literature Review guides

The following websites will help in getting started on your literature review.

Books and book chapters about writing Literature Reviews

Books available in the Macquarie University Library

Articles about Writing LIterature Reviews