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Writing Help

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.

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.

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.