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.
A Systematic Review is a research method in in itself and is different to the traditional literature review.
Researching your literature review..
Identify your topic and any important relevant contexts. Formulate a research question.
Analyse your research question. List key terms, concepts, keywords and synonyms these will form the basis of the your initial research strategy.
Identify Key authors, key articles/books and key journals.
Academic literature: Is your article peer reviewed? Is it published by an academic press, university, scholarly organisation or society?
List the type of material that may be included in your literature review. For example; books, journal articles, theses, research papers, websites, government and policy documents, bibliographies, handbooks, manuals, encyclopedias, statistics and conference proceedings.
List key databases and other relevant research resources you are going to use.
Too much or too little information? Re-think your strategy - broaden or narrow your search.
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For research enquiries contact Christine Tennent, Academic Liaison Librarian for the Sydney School of Education & Social Work.