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Anthropology: Literature reviews

Resources for literature reviews

Armitage, A. & Keeble-Allen, D. (2008). Undertaking a structured literature review or structuring a literature review: tales from the field. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 6(2), 103-114. Available from an open-source journal at  You will need to enter the title of the article in the search box to retrieve it.


Black, K. (2007). Considerations in Writing a Literature Review. New Social Worker, 14(2), 12-13. This article is available in the SocIndex database which is found on the Subject Specific Databases tab under Sociology.


Cronin, P., Ryan, F., & Coughlan, M. (2008). Undertaking a literature review: a step-by-step approach. British Journal of Nursing, 17(1), 38-43. This journal and article can be found in the database CINAHL which is in the subject specific databases under medicine.

Books on writing the literature review

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