This guide provides an overview of the literature review process including useful tips and advice on effective searching and managing of resources.
The guide is intended as a starting point for any student or researcher new to the literature review process.
Books/Articles & More Sources with recommendations and detailed descriptions/instruction/guidance.
Examples & related Examples of published works that have used SR methods. Sections at left open in the current web browser window.
A guide that covers "how to to a literature review" has been available here.
The goal of this guide is to provide information and resources that can be used to develop literature reviews that are "more rigorous or systematic" than those completed using "traditional literature review approaches".
This guide aims to support the use of systematic literature review methods.
A review can be defined as, any attempt to synthesise the results and conclusions of two or more publications on any given topic.
There are several kinds of reviews: plain literature reviews, systematic reviews, and integrative reviews are the most common.
*A meta-analysis study is one where carefully selected data from previous studies is combined to bring more rigor to a statistical or other analysis. A systematic review is necessary to be sure that the data from the selected studies is comparable and combinable.