1. Selecting your topic2. Setting the topic in context3. Looking at information sources4. Using information sources5. Getting the information6. Organising information (information management)7. Positioning the literature review8. Writing the literature review
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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.
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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

Books available at CQUniLIBRARY

Use the Library's Finding Theses webpage to locate examples of theses written by others.
Here is a selection of books available at CQUniLIBRARY to assist you with preparing a literature review.

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Conducting research literature reviews: from the Internet to paper - Arlene Fink
Call Number: 001.42 19/2005
ISBN: 141290904X

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Doing a literature review in health and social care: a practical guide - Helen Aveyard
Call Number: 808.066378 6
ISBN: 0335222617

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Doing a literature review : releasing the social science research imagination - Chris Hart
Call Number: 300.72 176
ISBN: 0761959750


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