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Applied Analytics: Writing & The Literature Review

This guide is designed to help students in the School for Professional Studies Applied Analytics Program, especially those working on their capstone projects.

Editing Help

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!

Citation Tips Video

You Quote It, You Note It! (Acadia University Library) Ten minute tutorial on why, when, and how to cite.

Research & Literature Review Books

Writing a Literature Review

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.

Citations

In addition to the sources below, check out SLU Librarian Georgia Baugh's guide Style Guides & Manuals, including resources for APA, MLA, Chicago & more.

EndNote

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EndNote is a citation management program that helps you collect, organize, and manage references to articles, books, dissertations, Web pages, and more. EndNote is available to all SLU students and faculty as a web program or an ITS software download. See EndNote Tips for more information.

What is Plagarism?

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:

  1. Quoting directly from someone else's work without using quotation marks and without giving proper credit to the author;
  2. Paraphrasing someone else's ideas, concepts, arguments, observations, or statements without giving proper credit;
  3. Submitting as one's own work a paper or other assignment that has been prepared, either wholly or in large part, by   another person, group, or commercial firm."

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.