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This guide contains writing resources and information for students.

How to Write Literature Reviews

Book/Literature Reviews:

How to write a book review by Dalhousie University – An excellent step-by-step approach to writing effective critical book reviews, including considerations for specific literature types.

The Book Review or Article Critique – University of Toronto – This resource provides general guidelines and questions to keep in mind when reading and writing a critical book review.

How to Write Book Reviews – Queen's University – an excellent instructional tool outlining the process of writing effective book reviews. Provides references and links for further information.

Critical Reviews – University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Centre – Learn how to write critical reviews of non-fiction works.

The Literature Review: A Few Tips by the University of Toronto – A detailed guide including questions to ask yourself about each item you include in the review as well as questions to ask yourself about the review itself.

Review of Literature by University of Wisconsin-Madison – These guidelines provide helpful tips on the components of a literature review, covering: what is a review of literature, writing the introduction, writing the body, and writing the conclusion.

How to Write a Literature Review – University of California Santa Cruz – This guide discusses the major components of a literature review and criteria to consider when assessing each source.

Literature Review Process

Machi, L.A. and McEvoy, B.T. (2008). The literature review: Six steps to Success. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin Press.