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.

How to Write a Literature Review. University Library. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Review of the Literature. The Writing Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Literature Review. Deakin University Library. (Australia)

Sample Literature Reviews

Auckland Uniservices Ltd. Instructed Second Language Acquisition. 

Sample APA Papers: Literature Review. Purdue University Online Writing Center. PDF File.

Sample Literature Review on Critical Thinking. Gwendolyn Reece, American University Library.

Sample Literature Reviews. Prof. G. Steinberg, College of New Jersey.

Sample of a Literature Review from a Quantitative Research Paper. Susan Janssen, University of Minnesota Duluth.

Brenda Gayle Plummer. The Changing Face of Diplomatic History: A Literature Review. University of Wisconsin-Madison. The History Teacher.

The Doomsday Argument: a Literature Review. Nick Bostrom. Dept. of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics.

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