Literature Review: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Manage your references

4. Manage your references

As part of your lit review, you'll need to provide a list of references -- your professor will want to know where you found your information. You'll also need to cite your references in a format (i.e., "style") for your discipline. The library's citation guide provides information and examples for a number of citation styles. If you are not sure which one to use, ask your professor.

Why do I have to cite my sources?

Citations are important because they:

" "  Help others find the information you used

" "  Establish the credibility of your own research

" "  Connect your work to the work of other scholars

" "  Show which scholars you are in conversation with

  Honor and acknowledge the work of others who have made your own research possible