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Writing a Literature Review

Includes definitions, approaches to literature reviews, finding sources, organizing the literature review, and practical tips.

Citation styles

According to the UCM Thesis Manual, the following styles are utilized on the UCM campus.  Check with your instructor for the specific guide you should follow.

  • AMS - American Mathematical Society 
  • APA -  American Psychological Association
  • ASA -  American Sociological Association
  • CBE -  Council of Biology Editors
  • MLA -  Modern Language Association
  • Turabian

Citation Help

For help with APA citation, use this UCM guide APA Boot Camp

University of Pittsburg has a general guide to citations

Remember -- citations are important. We cite to:

  • prevent plagiarism
  • demonstrate knowledge of the field
  • show support/refute others
  • support your findings