Literature reviews

Literature Review checklist

ChecklistMake sure you:

  • Use your lecture notes or reading lists to begin your research
  • Keep reference details for all the books, article, websites, etc. that you have researched
  • Read widely at first, but not in depth
  • Read in depth into the authors that you have identified as most relevant to your work
  • Examine the relevance of the writing and its impact on your own study
  • Present your findings in a clear and narrative structure
  • Give references (in text and in a reference list) for the works used in your literature review.


Cite your sources properly; don't plagiarise!

Literature Review summary (PDF opens in new window)