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McNair Scholars 2012

Literature Review

What is a Literature Review?

Literature: any information on a topic from: articles, books, pamphlets, audio,video Etc.
  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.

Google Scholar

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Video: Using a citation to find an article