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Writing a Literature Review: Bibliography

Tips on writing a literature review (in any subject). (adapted from Brendan Rapple's LibGuide of the same title at Boston College, O'Neill Library.)

Citation Style Guides

Look for these authoritative and updated style guides in the Armacost Library reference collection:

Another citation tool

Zotero is an easy to use citation management plug-in only for PC and Macintosh versions of Firefox. It stores citations in Firefox, runs whenever your browser is running and allows you to import citations by clicking on an icon in your browser address bar that appears automatically whenever a web page contains citations. Zotero works with all major catalogs and databases, and is a free, open source product. Recently launched a service by which you can create an account to synchronize your citation library across multiple computers.

Curious? Learn more, create an online account and download the plugin at

Citation software tutorials

Additional Guidance

Below are additional citation tools. Remember that the style manuals themselves provide the most accurate information.