Writing the Literature Review

If you have never written a literature review before, use the resources in this list to learn how to approach this special type of research project and get step-by-step help. You can also view some sample literature reviews from other colleges and universities below.

Guides to Writing a Literature Review

The Literature Review: A Few Tips On Conducting It. Writing at University of Toronto.

Literature Reviews. Writing Center at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Learn how to write a review of literature. The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sample Literature Reviews

Critical Thinking and Transferability: A Review of Literature. Gwendolyn Reece, American University Library.  (This link opens a PDF version of this essay.)

The Doomsday Argument: a Literature Review: Predictions from Philosophy? How philosophers could make themselves useful. Nick Bostrom. Dept. of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics.

Auckland Uniservices Ltd. Instructed Second Language Acquisition: A Literature Review.  This literature review is a book in and of itself (64 pages).

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