What is a literature review? Where do you begin? These chapters on literature reviews are in books held in the library:
Averyard, H. (2007) Why do a literature review in health and social care? In H. Averyard, Doing a literature review in health and social care : a practical guide (5-21) Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Open University Press
Tools for students
Some of the following tools are available only to students of the University of Oxford through Weblearn.
Read the University academic good practice page.
Check your knowledge and skills on good academic practice and avoiding plagiarism using these interactive online tutorials.
Seek your Supervisor's or Tutor's guidance. In addition, your Supervisor or Tutor may decide to submit your work to Turnitin, accessible to teaching staff only. Visit the Turnitin website for product information.
Consult books - suggested reading:
Neville, C. (2010). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (2nd ed.). Maidenhead: Open University Press. Title available in e-book and print format - shelfmark LB2369 NEV 2010 in the Radcliffe Science Library.
Pears, R. & Shields, G.J. (2013). Cite them right: the essential referencing guide (9th ed.) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Title available in print format - shelfmark LB2369 PEA 2013 in the Radcliffe Science Library.
Interested in publishing your dissertation or thesis, or the results of your findings? You may be interested in these references:
Chapter 6 - The process of transforming the dissertation or thesis into publication in The handbook of scholarly writing and publishing.
How to write and publish a scientific paper by Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel.
A DOI or Digital Object Identifier is a unique string of letters and numbers assigned to a published article made available electronically by a publisher. It provides a persistent, unambiguous link to the most recent version of an online item, and is a quick way to find an article cited in another work. It is used in the APA reference style for citing online references.
Example of the APA style:
Braddick, O., & Atkinson, J. (2011). Development of human visual function. Vision Research, 51(13), 1588-1609. DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2011.02.018