After you have a draft of your paper make an appointment with Writing Services. They can assist in the editing process and help you develop your writing skills. Writing Services provides virtual consultations for SPS students!
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. Looking at dissertations 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 disicpline.
In addition to the sources below, check out SLU Librarian Georgia Baugh's guide Style Guides & Manuals, including resources for APA, MLA, Chicago & more.
What is plagiarism? Below is the definition from the University policy document on academic honesty prepared by SLU's Committee on Academic Honesty.
"Plagiarism involves the intentional representation of someone else's thoughts or words as if they were one's own. Instances include the following:
Sounds simple enough, right? Things can quickly get confusing, especially if you're not keeping track of your information sources. Check out the Libraries' page on plagiarism for more information, including tips on how to recognize it and avoid it.