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Drop-In Library Support Sessions: Week 2

Resources on search strategies, doing a literature review, getting the most out Google Scholar and APA 7 Referencing from library support drop-in sessions in November 2020.

Week 2: The 6 Stages of a Literature Review

Week 2 is all about doing literature reviews. Lit reviews are a common assignment and they make up a large segment of your final dissertation. On this page you will find tips for planning and successfully completing your lit review.

What are the 6 stages of a lit review?

Lit Review Note Taking Template

How to Evaluate Scholarly Sources

Use the following questions in 5 categories to evaluate a scholarly source, such as a book chapter or journal article.

PDF Handout

How to Read a Journal Article

Hover over the plus signs to see what each section of the journal article is called

Transitional / Linking Phrases for Paragraphs

Click the image to find more information about transition words or linking words between paragraphs from the Writing Centre at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Library Resources


Books in the Library


Online Resources

Online Writing Tutorial







If you want help with academic writing, try this tutorial from the BBC in collaboration with the Open University. It is self-paced and interactive. Click the image to go to the tutorial.

More Online Writing Guides








The Writer Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have great resources for lots of different types of writing assignments. Click the image to see their tips & tools for good academic writing.

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