Literature Review

This guide provides information to understand the purpose of a Literature review, search for information, analysis; synthesis of the literature and writing the review.

Where do I search?

The literature you need to find will depend on your area of research. In general, you will be searching in databases and online.

Search databases for:

  • commercially published literature such as books, ebooks, articles in commercially published journals.
  • grey literature such as theses, reports, conference papers.
  • Open Access publications such as articles in open access journals.