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Literature and systematic reviews


The Library’s Academic Services department provides support for literature reviews and systematic reviews. You can meet with a librarian to receive guidance for finding and evaluating literature on a research topic.

This could include: advice on review types, resources (including guidelines, standards and protocols), methodology and documentation, developing a search strategy, and reference management.

Online Resources

The Library’s CrossSearch tool, available on the Library homepage, is an ideal starting point for your research. CrossSearch allows you to search across many different types of resources at once, including print and electronic books, journal articles, multimedia, theses, and more.

You can use our Library databases to find multidisciplinary or discipline-specific resources for your literature review. You can search our list of databases alphabetically, by name, or by subject.

Our Subject Guides provide subject-specific advice about the best resources to use for your subject area.

Manage your references and keep your research organised by using EndNote.

Online Tutorials

View our interactive tutorial What is a Literature Review?, enrol in the Writing a Literature Review OLE, or browse our guide on Systematic reviews.

Individual Support

For help with planning a review and searching the literature, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian. You can arrange a face-to-face, online, email or phone appointment.

The Library also runs a suite of research workshops, which are regularly held at different locations.