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Chemical engineering

University of Queensland Library guide for resources in all areas of chemical engineering, including bioengineering, energy, water, environment, sustainability, materials, metallurgy, petroleum and processing

What is a literature review?

A literature review provides an account of what has been published on a topic by accredited scholars and researchers.

An annotated bibliography provides:

  • A summary of the main arguments or idea
  • A critique or evaluation of the source’s usefulness, reliability, objectivity or bias 
  • A reflection on how the source fits into your research

Both provide a critical review of the literature.

See the library guide on literature reviews for more information.


Writing and research texts

Review articles and cited reference searching

Find review articles for your research topic. These are summary articles in journal literature.

Find recent related articles by conducting a cited reference search.

Journal tools