Using the module
Welcome to Undertaking a Literature Review. This course aims to introduce you to the processes involved in putting together a literature review, so that you are able to undertake your own comprehensive review according to the requirements of your academic project.
This module will provide guidance on the most important approaches to searching for literature.
If this is the first time you have accessed the Undertaking a Literature Review course, or if you need a brief reminder, here is some information on how the screens are organised, and some of the tools and features that are used throughout:
The poll questions are designed to help you think about your own situation and attitudes, and to compare your responses to those of others taking the course. Consider talking to an academic advisor about your responses.
Throughout this course, you will see additional learning opportunities in 'pods'. Exploring the information provided in the pods will enrich the learning experience.
At the very end of each module, you have the opportunity to test your learning further with a multiple-choice quiz. This consists of five questions and can be taken more than once (a new set of questions will appear).
The Undertaking a Literature Review course is designed to gradually build up your understanding and skills. We recommend that you complete the modules in the order given, but they have been designed so you can access each of them independently according to your own requirements and those of your institution.