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Education & Curriculum Studies: Literature Reviews & Writing Guides

Literature reviews

Writing your literature review and thesis

The library holds many titles which relate specifically to the literature review in academic research; do a keyword search in the Library Search catalogue to find some specific to your area of research.

Books on the broader aspects of academic writing, research and research methodology may also include sections on the literature review. Browse the following Library searches to locate additional resources.

Academic writing

Education -- research -- methodology

Social sciences -- research -- methodology

Featured book

Research methods

Finding theorists

Writing guides and tools

Finding theses

An academic dissertation or thesis is a large research paper written by students in order to complete their master's or doctoral degrees (PhD).  

Essay writing

Academic Integrity and note taking skills

APA Style - useful resources

Writing journal articles

Systematic Reviews - Social Sciences

A Systematic Review is a research method in in itself and is different to the traditional literature review.