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Library Skills

This section covers:

  • What a literature review is
  • How to structure a literature review
  • Where you can go to within the university for further help

What is a Literature Review?

A literature review is an overview of the scholarly literature on a given topic, sometimes to answer defined questions. Within a piece of academic writing, it situates your research or work within the field of research available on the topic.

Literature Review Tutorial

The tutorial below will walk you through:

  • What a literature review is
  • How to structure a literature review
  • Steps to creating one
  • Where you can go to within the university for further help.

Please note: We recommend clicking to view full screen using the arrows and box icon in the top right. The tutorial can be made more accessible by selecting the three dots option in the top right and selecting accessibility view. You can change vertical or horizontal layout using the settings/cog button. There is also a page of contents in the bottom right. Open the tutorial in a new page by clicking here.

You can also access a PDF version of the tutorial with the file below.