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Health Sciences: Literature review

Guide to resources for assessment tasks in health issues, health education and public health

Writing literature reviews

Information available online:

The Research and Learning Online website includes the following information on Writing literature reviews:

  • why do you need to review the literature?
  • what are the examiners looking for?
  • introductions and conclusions
  • giving reader directions
  • citing previous research
  • signalling your position
  • active or passive voice
  • useful references

Literature review books