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Literature Reviews: Further Reading

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

Further reading


Biggam, J. (2011). Succeeding with your Master's dissertation: a step-by-step guide [electronic resource]. Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill International (UK) Ltd.

Furseth, I. (2013).  Doing your master's dissertation: from start to finish [electronic resource]. London : SAGE Publications

Manarin, K. (2015). Critical reading in higher education : academic goals and social engagement [electronic resource]. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press

O'Collins, G. (2011). A short guide to writing a thesis [electronic guide]. Hindmarsh : AFT Press


Axelrod, B. and Windell, J. (c2012). Dissertation solutions : a concise guide to planning, implementing, and surviving the dissertation process. Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Bailey, S. (2014). Academic writing: a handbook for international students. London : New York Routledge

Bloomberg, L. D. and Volpe, M. (2012). Completing your qualitative dissertation: a road map from beginning to end. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications

Bui, Y. N. (2014 ). How to write a master's thesis. Los Angeles : Sage

Fink, A. (2014). Conducting research literature reviews : from the internet to paper. Thousand Oaks : Sage

Jesson, J. K. (2011). Doing your literature review: Traditional and systematic techniques. Los Angeles : Sage

Joyner, W. A.. (2013) Writing the winning thesis or dissertation : a step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press

Picardi, C. A., Masick, K. D.. (2014). Research methods ; designing and conducting research with a real-world focus. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications

Wallace, M., Wray, A. (2011). Critical reading and writing for postgraduates. London ; SAGE

Bryman, A., Bell, E. (2015) Business research methods. Oxford ; Oxford University Press

Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R., Jackson, P.R. (2015) Management and business research. Los Angeles : SAGE

Hutchinson, T. (2010) Researching and writing in law. Pyrmont, N.S.W. : Lawbook CO. (Thomas Reuters)

O'Gorman, K., MacIntosh, R. (2015) Research methods for business & management [electronic resource] Oxford, England : Goodfellow Publishers Ltd

Wilson, J. (2014) Essentials of business research: A guide to doing your research project. Los Angeles : SAGE

Creswell, J. W. (2015). Educational research: planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research. French's Forest, Sydney : Pearson Australia

Gray, C. (2007) Visualizing research: A guide to the research process in art and design [electronic resource]. Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Johnson, B., Christensen, L. (2014). Educational research: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches. Thousand Oaks, Calif, Sage Publications

O'Toole, J., Beckett, D. (2013) Educational research: creative thinking and doing. South Melbourne : Victoria University Press

Schwarb, M., Borgdorff, H. (2014). The exposition of artistic research : publishing art in academia. [Leiden] : Leiden University Press

Farrell, P. (2011) Writing a built environment dissertation: practical examples. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell

Laycock, E., Howarth, T., Walson, P. (2016) The journey to dissertation success: For construction, property and architecture students. New Yor : Routledge

Aveyard, H. (2010). Doing a literature review in health and social care: a practical guide [electronic resource]. Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill/Open University Press

Bettany-Saltikov, J., McSherry, R. (2016). How to do a systematic literature review in nursing; a step-by-step guide. London ; McGraw Hill Open University Press

Garrard, J. (2014). Health sciences literature review made easy; the matrix method. Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning

Grove, S. K., Gray, J., Burns, N. (2015). Understanding nursing research; building an evidence-based practice. St. Louis, Missouri ; Elsevier

Holloway, I. (2016). Qualitative research in nursing and healthcare [electronic resource]. Newark, Wiley

Saks, M., Allsop, J. (2013). Researching health; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. London : SAGE

Gerber, H. R. et al., (2017). Conducting qualitative research of learning in online spaces. Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; Sage Publishing, Inc.

Hazing, A. (2010). The publish or perish book; your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis. Melbourne : Tarma Software Research Pty Ltd.

Vaishnavi, V. K., Kuechler Jr, W. (2015). Design science research methods and patterns: innovating information and communication technology [electronic resource]. Boca Raton, Florida : CRC Press

Ackerley, B., True, J. (2010). Doing feminist research in political and social science. Houndmills, Basingstoke :  Palgrave Macmillan

Gordon, L. (2016). Real research: research methods sociology students can use. Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications

Guthrie, G. (2010). Basic research methods : an entry to social science research [electronic resource]. New Delhi : SAGE India

Healy, K.; Mulholland, J. (2012). Writing skills for social workers. London : SAGE

Snee, H., Hine, C., Morey, Y., Roberts, S, Watson, H. (2016) Digital methods for social science: an interdisciplinary guide to research innovation. Bassingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan

Waller, V., Farquharson, K, Dempsey, D. (2016) Qualitative social research : contemporary methods for the digital age. London, SAGE Publications

Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods supports research by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. This databases provides a variety of content for academic researchers from a quick dictionary definition to a case study from the field, a downloadable dataset to a full-text title from the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, or video showing research in action.