INF501 Readings in Information Studies (8)

This subject is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study in depth a topic in the field of information studies which is of particular interest to them. Students select a specific area which requires both broad understanding and in depth analysis, and use this to prepare a detailed literature review.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Applied Research specialisation of the Master of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • identify an appropriate topic for a literature review;
  • articulate a specific purpose and a clear set of objectives to guide the writing of their literature review; and
  • select, evaluate and synthesise appropriate literature for their chosen topic area and develop this into a review which explores the issues in depth and with balance.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Preparing an integrative literature review - Steps in writing a literature review - Reading and evaluating research - Format and referencing


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.