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Library support for researchers

Explore the literature

A literature review is a good starting point for any research project. 

Before you begin, think about:

  • the scope of your research topic
  • the types of literature you need to search
  • the purpose and presentation of your literature review
  • planning, organising and documenting your workflow for an efficient and comprehensive literature review.

Our literature review guide will:

  • step you through the literature review process
  • show examples of other literature reviews
  • provide useful tips for writing a literature review
  • recommend tools for tracking searches and developing an effective search strategy.

Read about finding scholarly literature and other published and unpublished documents across all disciplines.

Once you have developed an effective search strategy, you can use the alert service available in research databases to keep you up to date with new research on your topic – find out more about alerts for researchers.

Tips and tools for managing and organising your research and references are available.

You can also book in for a research consultation for further support and advice.