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Skills Workshops: Doing a literature review

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Doing a literature review

About this workshop

This workshop is designed to introduce the process of planning, researching, structuring and writing a literature review.

The workshop will introduce you to:

  • The purpose of a literature review
  • Looking at examples of different literature reviews
  • Searching the literature
  • Reading research material critically
  • Effective note taking
  • Structuring a review
  • How to write it (using a clear line of argument)

Who is this workshop for?

It is aimed at final year or masters students writing a literature review, dissertation or independent study.

This workshop is run by a Library Skills Adviser


Register for this workshop

To book your place on this workshop, click on one of the dates below for the booking form

10:15 - 11:45, Thursday, February 18, 2016

10:15 - 11:45, Wednesday, February 24, 2016

14:15 - 15:45, Monday, February 29, 2016

14:15 - 15:45, Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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Related study skills
The following sessions will help you to improve your academic thinking, reading and writing skills:


You also need to understand the concepts of referencing and paraphrasing that form an important part of academic writing.


If you already understand the basic principles of referencing and want to develop your skills in the appropriate system, one of the following workshops will help:

 Check with your department/school to find out which of the University’s four referencing systems you should use