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Writing a Literature Review: For Researchers: Getting Started

Kia ora! This is a guide for writing literature reviews for researchers. This guide provides quick links to resources and help, to support your research.

When conducting a literature review for your research, you need to determine the type of review required, search for relevant literature, and locate appropriate resources. If you're new to literature reviewing, we recommend starting from the beginning of this page.

While this resource primarily targets graduate students and researchers, undergraduates may also find it useful. For undergrad-specific guidance, please refer to Writing a Literature Review: for Undergraduates. If you're working on a research proposal, explore Write a Research Proposal.

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