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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Getting the information

As a researcher there is nothing quite so frustrating as having identified a publication of interest only to discover that a major challenge now lies ahead: how to get your hands on a copy.”(Kaser, 1995, p.vii)  Although an increasing number of databases now offer full text, a large number of sources only include the bibliographic citation (that is, the author and title of the article / chapter / paper / patent along with the title, volume and pages of the journal / book / conference).  Some citations also include an abstract or short synopsis of the work.  Until the documents themselves are as extensively accessible and readily available as the references to them, researchers will need to be aware of options for obtaining more than references.

Document delivery options:

  • Document delivery services are available via the Library.
  • Searching local resource centers - Public and special libraries, government departments and community organisations will often provide access to materials.
  • Access to the catalogues of some other university libraries is available via the Libraries other than CQUniLIBRARY webpage, and often reciprocal borrowing rights can be arranged.
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