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Literature Review Kickstarter

Research topic kickstarter
Literature review course

What It Is

The Literature Kickstarter is the perfect starting point if you’re just starting the literature review process and want to ensure you have a solid foundation of high-quality, relevant literature.

In short, you tell us about your research topic and/or research aims and we’ll come back to you with a meaty collection of resources to form the foundation of your literature review.

How does it work?

Here’s a quick overview of the typical engagement process

how the literature kickstarter process works
Literature review kickstarter

What It Includes

The Topic Kickstarter includes the following core deliverables:

  1. A detailed Literature Catalogue, which lists 20-30 high-quality pieces of literature, along with our notes for each resource.
  2. PDF copies of all literature/journal articles that are referred to in the Literature Catalogue.
  3. A reference data file (BIB format) which you can import directly into your reference manager (e.g., Mendeley or Zotero)
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How To Get Started

If you’re interested, the best starting point is to book a free initial consultation, so that we can understand where you’re currently at and propose the best way foward. The consultation takes ±10 minutes and there is no obligation to proceed.

Have a question?

No problem. Check out the FAQ section below or get in touch.

Literature Review Kickstarter FAQ

Is this the right fit for me?

The Literature Kickstarter provides a great starting point if you are still in the early stages of the literature review process, as it provides a solid foundation of relevant, high-quality literature, based on your desired research topic/area.

It can also be useful if you already have a small base of literature, but want to expand your collection to ensure a comprehensive view of the topic. 

If you’re unsure, feel free to book an initial consultation to discuss where you’re at and how we can help.

Can I see an example of this service?

Absolutely! You can view a sample PDF here.

Is the Literature Kickstarter AI-generated?


We manually search for and review current literature in relation to your research topic/area of interest. Based on this, we compile the Literature Catalogue. This is a human-driven process, handled by one of our PhD-qualified coaches.

Will you write my literature review for me?

No. That would constitute blatant academic misconduct.

The Literature Kickstarter provides you with a carefully curated collection of core literature from which you can develop your literature review. 

If you’d like, we can also provide coaching-based support to guide you through the literature review writing process, but it’s important to understand that all writing needs to be your own work. Please note that coaching services are billed separately. 

How much does it cost?

The Literature Kickstarter requires 5 billable hours. The exact cost of these hours will depend on which package you opt for. You can view the package options here.