Friday, April 10, 2015

Writing literature reviews for PhD students

Bond library has the latest edition of Diana Ridley’s guide - The Literature Review.  This text provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and literature review, guiding the reader in how to write up a literature review as part of a PhD thesis or Masters dissertation.

It offers PhD students practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature using cases and examples throughout - demonstrating the best practice in writing and presenting the review.

Contents include:
  • sources of information and conducting searches
  • reading and note-taking strategies
  • reference management: organising information
  • literature review structuring
  • conducting a systematic review
  • issues evaluating quality
  • conducting reviews using online sources and online literature 
  • enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.
Go to our Library Catalogue to search for this text and its first edition - or for other academic writing /report writing handbooks.

SAGE. (2015). The Literature Review: A step-by-step guide for students. Retrieved from

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