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Literature Reviews

This guide is intended to help you develop your literature review and improve your search strategies for undergraduate research projects and grant applications.

RCSA Student Grants

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a Student Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities (RCSA) Grant!  All the information you need to submit a strong application, including guidelines, evaluation criteria, and more, is available at that link.

For quick reference, and a link to the application, here is a link to RCSA's guidelines for proposals and a sample narrative from a previous year


If you have additional questions about the RCSA program, please contact Dana Jackson-Hardwick, Asst. Dir. of High-Impact Practices, at 405-974-5086.

Writing a Literature Review

How do I write a literature review for a formal, scholarly project such as the RCSA Grant or your class project? 

We are here to help!  Choose from the menu on the left to explore this topic further.  

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Call for Grant Submissions

RCSA Grant Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The application is all online.  Visit HERE to apply.

Your Central Source for Undergraduate Research

For subject-specific assistance, use this guide in conjunction with the UCO Library Subject Guides. These guides have been prepared by UCO librarians for individual classes or disciplines.  They will help you choose databases and sources particularly relevant to your subject.

And please contact us if we can provide additional assistance!

Here to help!