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Writing & Citing Help
There are many great resources to help you with your writing and citing. This page highlights a small sample of what is available, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns. We're here to help!
APA Generators & How to Fix Them
Please consult our guide to literature reviews.
Looking for sources for your literature review? Check out Oxford Bibliographies to see if your topic is covered.
Consulting the literature review section of other theses and dissertations is also a great idea.
Conducting Your Literature Review by This book is a step-by-step guide to writing a literature review, and includes tips for modifying the process as needed depending on your audience, purpose, and goals. The lessons in this book can be applied to writing the background section for a thesis or an original research publication. Literature reviews are now much more challenging to compile today than they used to be. You need a structured approach to handle the sheer volume of published research available. This book will help you formulate a strategy for making decisions about what to include and not include in your review, and produce a reliable and unbiased summary of the existing research. You will learn skills for defining research questions, using search tools and managing citations. This book is part of the American Psychological Association's Concise Guides to Conducting Behavioral, Health, and Social Science Research series. Aimed at undergraduate students in research methods courses or others with a lab or research project, each book describes a key stage in the research process. Collectively, these books provide a solid grounding in research from start to finish.
Call Number: Available online & in print
Publication Date: 2019
Please consult our guide to Citing. It includes information on popular styles like APA, MLA, and Chicago.
How do I cite a Psychological Test in APA? Check out
this guide on the APA's official blog (this is for the 6th edition).
Check out our guide to EndNote X9. It includes the link to download the program. Learning to use citation management software requires an investment of time; however, the payoff is worth it for large projects and ongoing research. Use EndNote to store and organize your sources, generate in-text citations and your bibliography while working in your word processing program, and to store and annotate PDF files.
EndNote Training Videos
Quick Reference Guide for Mac (PDF)
Quick Reference Guide for Windows (PDF)
Click here for Paula's video on connecting EndNote to Google Scholar.
Click here for Paula's video on EndNote Review for returning Education gradudate students.
Are EndNote workshops recorded?
Although we do not record our live workshops, a self-paced online learning option is available. To view the following videos, we recommend using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari.
EndNote Part 1: Basics (31:42) Download slides here
EndNote Part 2: Advanced (38:51) Download slides here
In these videos, you can Show Sidebar (next to the CC button) to display an Index and to search across the Index and Captions.