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Literature Reviews: Examples

This guide is an introduction to the Literature Review process - including its purpose and strategies, guidelines and resources to help you get started



Friday, D., Ryan, S., Sridharan, R., & Collins, D. (2018). Collaborative risk management: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 48(3), 231-253. 

Handley, K., & Molloy, C. (2022). SME corporate governance: A literature review of informal mechanisms for governance. Meditari Accountancy Research, 30(7), 310-333. 


Cojean, S., Combalbert, N., & Taillandier-Schmitt, A. (2020). Psychological and sociological factors influencing police officers' decisions to use force: A systematic literature review. International journal of law and psychiatry70, 101569.

Jacobs, T. G., Robertson, J., Van Den Ham, H. A., Iwamoto, K., Bak Pedersen, H., & Mantel-Teeuwisse, A. K. (2019). Assessing the impact of law enforcement to reduce over-the-counter (OTC) sales of antibiotics in low- And middle-income countries; A systematic literature review. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), Article 536. 



Hamilton, D., McKechnie, J., Edgerton, E., & Wilson, C. (2021). Immersive virtual reality as a pedagogical tool in education: a systematic literature review of quantitative learning outcomes and experimental design. Journal of Computers in Education8(1), 1-32.

Salam, M., Awang Iskandar, D. N., Ibrahim, D. H. A., & Farooq, M. S. (2019). Service learning in higher education: A systematic literature review. Asia Pacific Education Review20, 573-593. 

Humanities & Social Sciences

Andersson. (2019). Digital diaspora: An overview of the research areas of migration and new media through a narrative literature review. Human Technology : An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments.15(2). 

Pedersen, D. B., Grønvad, J. F., & Hvidtfeldt, R. (2020). Methods for mapping the impact of social sciences and humanities—A literature review. Research Evaluation29(1), 4-21.


Ershadi, M., Jefferies, M., Davis, P., & Mojtahedi, M. (2021). Project management offices in the construction industry: a literature review and qualitative synthesis of success variables. Construction Management and Economics, 39(6), 493-512. 

Liu, W., Shao, X.-F., Wu, C.-H., & Qiao, P. (2021). A systematic literature review on applications of information and communication technologies and blockchain technologies for precision agriculture development. Journal of Cleaner Production, 298, 126763.


Lucas, C. J., Dimmitt, S. B., & Martin, J. H. (2019). Optimising low‐dose methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis—A review. British journal of clinical pharmacology, 85(10), 2228-2234.

McCrabb. S, (2019). Scaling-up evidence-based obesity interventions: A systematic review assessing intervention adaptations and effectiveness and quantifying the scale-up penalty. Obesity Reviews., 20(7).

Tekelab. T, (2019). The impact of antenatal care on neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS One., 14(9).

Chowdhury, N. H., Adam, M. T., & Skinner, G. (2019). The impact of time pressure on cybersecurity behaviour: a systematic literature review. Behaviour & Information Technology, 38(12), 1290-1308.

Sabrina, F., Azad, S., Sohail, S., & Thakur, S. (2022). Ensuring academic integrity in online assessments: A literature review and recommendations. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 12(1), 60-70.