Literature Review Tutorial

These pages have been developed by staff at CQUniversity to help postgraduate students conceptualize, research and write a literature review. The pages are intended as a guide and it is the responsibility of the supervisor to give advice.


There are several steps in developing a literature review. These include:

  • selecting the topic
  • setting the topic in context
  • looking at information sources
  • using information sources
  • getting the information
  • organising information (information management)
  • positioning the literature review
  • writing the literature review

Use the pulldown menu for more details on each topic.