The Literature Review
The Literature Review guide from the University of Arizona offer a clear explanation of the literature review in the Social Sciences.
Database search tip: Add the phrase "literature review" to your search to find published literature reviews.
RefWorks (Harvard ID and PIN required)
- create a searchable database of the books, articles, book chapters, and more that you're using in your research
- import citations, abstracts, and more from online sources
- organize notes and attach full text documents
- share references when you're working on collaborative projects
- create reference lists in Chicago and other formats
Citation Styles and Manuals
Chicago: This is the citation style most commonly requested by faculty at the GSD for the formatting of cited references in student papers. This guide includes manuscript preparation guidelines, information on style and usage, and detailed explanation of the two Chicago documentation styles: Notes and Bibliography, and Author-Date reference. Please check with your faculty member on the preferred form.
Prefer the print edition? See the the HOLLIS record for library holdings.
Other citations styles that might be requested include:
MLA (Modern Language Association) for general information see the MLA formatting and writing guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).
APA (American Psychological Assocation)--often used in the Social Sciences. For general information see the APA formatting and style guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) and APA Exposed (online tutorial from the Harvard Graduate School of Education).
Academic Integrity: Responsible research and writing habits
Central to any academic writing project is crediting (or citing) someone else' words or ideas. The following sites will help you check your understanding of academic writing expectations. Some have quizzes; others include quick tutorials or examples of paraphrasing or summarizing sources, tips on note taking, or managing your writing project.
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)" ”Avoiding Plagiarism”
A useful summary includes tips on how to avoid accidental plagiarism, includes a useful list of what does (and does not) need to be cited, and suggests best practices for research and writing.
Plagiarism Handout: “Theft, Fraud and the Loss of Voice”, from Transition to College Writing, by Keith Hjortshoj (Boston, Bedford/St. Martin, 2001)
This handout provides a useful summary of the different forms plagiarism can take, offers examples of how to correctly incorporate and cite concepts and phrases from sources, and explains the importance of developing your own voice and perspective to narrate your research.
St. Martins’ Tutorial on Avoiding Plagiarism
Sections of particular interest on this publisher’s website, accessible to students after a simple registration process, include “How to manage a project”. “Taking notes”, and “Knowing which sources to acknowledge”.
University of Toronto’s How not to Plagiarize
Concise explanation and useful Q&A with examples of citing and integrating sources.
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