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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.

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.

Preparing a literature review