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Literature and Systematic Reviews

A literature review is an important component of your dissertation or thesis, setting the scene for your own work by identifying significant research themes and identifying gaps. 

Please visit our dedicated literature reviews page for guidance on how to plan and conduct a literature review and the resources available to support you in the process.

 


A systematic review is a specific type of literature review based on a precise research question. The information below guides you through the literature searching elements of the systematic review process.

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Identifying Systematic Reviews

Find published reviews

Searching for books

Preparing to search

Defining your search, question and concepts

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Searching databases

Searching the literature: bibliographic databases

 
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Managing the process

Managing the process- beyond the search

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Training and resources

Find out about the range of help and support available

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Help and support

The Libraries' Research Support team can provide advice and support

 

 

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