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Using the Library for a Literature Review

Tips and resources for effectively using the library to undertake a review of the literature.

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In most cases a literature review is designed to survey the most important existing knowledge about a specific topic you intend to add your ideas to (write about). 

 

Example Literature Reviews from Real World Theses: