Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Dec 03, 2019     Views: 0

Formats for literature review vary by discipline. We recommend first to discuss the matter with a faculty member for the discipline in which the review is being written. Next, contact the UW Writing Center for a consultation. Their phone number is 766-5250. Their email is Their website is

If there are questions about available resources for the academic discipline, make an appointment with the subject-matter librarian.  This link is to the current list of subject-matter librarians:

Please note that if the academic discipline is not listed, send an email to to request an appointment. Be sure to provide relevant information such as discipline, research focus, and type of writing (graduate thesis or dissertation, undergraduate or graduate class, etc.).

The following links are to library guides from other academic libraries that may be useful:

University of Pittsburgh:

Boston College:

University of Southern California:

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