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ACAP Library Pathfinder: Literature Review

Learn about the process of searching, choosing, recording and evaluating information for writing a literature review.


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Machi, L. A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2016). The literature review: Six steps to success (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ridley, D. (2012). The literature review: A step-by-step guide for students. (2nd ed.). London, UK: Sage.

Navitas Professional Institute Student Learning Support. (2017). Research and writing support in the Master of counselling and psychotherapy [Student Portal]. Retrieved from

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