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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

SPHHS 681: The MPH Capstone

tips and tools for students enrolled in the online MPH program and working on their capstone

Literature Reviews

The resources below from the Writing Centers at UMass Amherst and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers descriptions on what a literature review is and some tips for how to write one.

Citation Guides

Not only do you need to cite your sources, but you need to format them according to a particular style. Your instructor will often ask you to use a certain style in your paper. Here are links for more information about the styles commonly used in the health sciences:

**NOTE: Many databases provided by the Libraries will generate citations that are not always 100% accurate! When using APA or AMA style, always check the capitalization of words in the article title and the journal title to make sure they are correct.**