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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Literature Review Tips & Tools

On this guide, we share tips for doing any type of comprehensive literature review and tools that can help in the process.

Writing Resources on Campus

Check out these resources on campus for help with your writing

Citation/Reference Managers

If creating citations has you stressed, there are several different tools out there that will help you with formatting. To learn more about what citation managers can do and to see a handy chart comparing the tools UMass Amherst Libraries support, click the link below!

You can also check out the pages on this guide for Zotero and Mendeley to learn more about them.

Citation Guides

Not only do you need to cite your sources, but you need to format them according to a particular style. Different disciplines use different styles. Links to information about several commonly-used guides are listed below.