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Literature Review

What is a Literature Review?

Literature: any information on a topic from: articles, books, pamphlets, audio,video Etc.
Review:
  a discussion of the information gathered.
  
A Literature Review is both summary and synthesis of the information gleamed from materials you have gathered from other researchers relevant to your topic.  It brings the reader up to date regarding the state of research in a field and establishes a relationship and connection with your focus topic.

Citing Tools

Visit the F. D. Bluford Library for a free copy of the EndNote software, a great program for managing your citations. We also have workshops on how to use EndNote, or you can make an appointment for help.

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Below you will find some links for other online tools that will help you with formatting citations.

  • EndNote Web
    This is a smaller, online version of the EndNote software. It not only formats your citations, it can also store your searches for you so that you can access them from the Internet instead of having to keep a separate offline list.

    You can get the full EndNote software from the Bluford Library for free to all A&T students, staff, and faculty.
  • Son of Citation Machine
    This site will prompt you for information about your citation then format it for you.
  • UNC's "Citation Builder"
    This site prompts you for the information about a citation and formats it for you. Supports more styles than CitationMachine or BibMe.
  • BibMe
    "Easy" citation creator, with support for a wide variety of resource types.
  • Zotero
    Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself

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