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*Urban Planning & Development: Literature Review & Writing

Writing a Literature Review

Writing your UPD capstone may be a larger research writing project than you have undertaken in the past. It can be intimidating, but there are many sources in the Library & on Campus to help you!

Still trying to wrap your head around the idea of a literature review? Check out these sources:

The Literature review is an important part of a dissertation or thesis. Looking at dissertations & theses in your area of study can help by giving concrete, real world examples of a literature review. Use the SLU Libraries database Dissertations & Theses to find dissertations from all over the U.S. in every discipline.

Citation Searching

Look backward. 
What sources has a particular author cited? 

Look forward.
What authors have cited a particular source?

The following tools will help you find out both!

Research & Literature Review Books

Have trouble with the "how to" part of your research and writing. We have books for that in the library!

Help with Writing

Plagiarism Prevention Tips