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Literature Review - Finding the Resources

This guide assists you in finding the resources for your literature review

Can your reader find your sources?

When you use resources in your literature review, whether the resources are books, journal articles, theses or websites, it is important that you always cite the resources that you use. By citing sources properly, you give credit to those who created the original information resources.


By citing the sources, and creating proper references, you:

  • Connect your work to others’ work in your discipline
  • Allow readers to consult the original information resources used
  • Provide evidence for your own argument, and prevent plagiarism
  • Maintain academic integrity and academic honesty

CityU librarians have compiled a Research Guide on "Citing Sources of Information". Refer to this guide to learn more about how to cite sources of information in your literature review. Also refer to our "Plagiarism" page from this guide to learn how to avoid plagiarism in your work.