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Human Development & Family Studies Library Resources: Writing Guides

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MSU Writing Center

MSU Writing Center logoThe MSU Writing Center can assist with your writing, editing, grammar, citing references, and more.  Appointments may be scheduled online.

Writing Handbooks

Writing Handbooks

Literature Reviews

Writing a Literature Review

The literature review can be either a specific type of standalone research paper, or a section of a research paper.

  • Literature Reviews Video Tutorial
    This video is provides an overview of the literature review process aimed at graduate students. Produced by North Carolina State University Libraries.

Writing your Dissertation or Thesis

MSU Formatting Guide for Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

MSU Writing Center
Provides writing consultations and occasional workshops on writing for theses and dissertations.

Keeping up with the Literature
Time-saving techniques to assist in your efforts to monitor research trends in any given field.

Selected books on dissertation writing: