A literature review is a review of the literature and research concerning a particular topic. It focuses on reviewing several sources, identifies strengths in research, and identifies gaps in knowledge on the topic. You will need to compare and contrast the literature.
It will focus on recent publications, act as a basis for other research topics, identifies how your research/projects fit into the literature, identify key points, methods, and conclusions of the literature.
Writing a Literature Review
- history of the topic, current trends, and findings, current attitudes to the topic.
This is a summary of the key points you have identified throughout your literature review.
How to do a Literature Search using the Library Catalogue
To conduct a literature search you will need to search our library catalogue, our databases, and Google scholar.
Example Research Question:
When was feminism in film established in the Australian region?
Keywords: Femisim, film, film industry, Australia, Oceania,
2. Search the library catalogue using your keywords. Try using different combinations of the words for different results.
3. Record any bibliographic information about a source that you may want to read. Note: The title, author, publication date and location of where the source can be found.
How to do a Literature Search using the Databases