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Literature Review: Writing the Literature Review

This guide intends to provide students with information and advice about the literature review process

General Writing Tips

  • Use appropriate language
  • Write clearly
  • Support arguments with evidence
  • Acknowledge all your sources
  • Cite sources using the appropriate style
  • Record citation details as you find them
  • Begin early

Writing & Referencing Help

Referencing Fundamentals  (Melbourne Polytechnic Library LibGuide)

ERNI Easy Referencing  (Melbourne Polytechnic Library's online referencing tool


Structure of the Literature Review

  • Check with your lecturer to ascertain how your literature review should be formatted
  • Check the assessment section of your subject outline for other relevant information

Literature Reviews: Example