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Civil engineering

A guide to UQ Library resources for study and research in Civil Engineering.

What is a literature review / annotated bibliography?

  A literature review is a synthesis and critical evaluation of the relevant literature in a particular topic. It is written as a narrative.

  An annotated bibliography is a reference list of selected publications in a topic that incudes:

  • A summary of the main arguments or idea of each source
  • 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

Review articles

Review articles are publications synthesizing research already conducted on a topic. Use them to find the gaps and advances in your area.

Preparing a literature review


Related library guides

Literature reviews

Planning your search strategy and how to find, store, organise, evaluate and critique information for your literature review.

Systematic reviews

A brief overview of systematic reviews and resources to support producing one.