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Thesis and Dissertation Guide

Where do you start with your thesis/dissertation? Here's a reference point.

This guide

This guide will assist you in organizing, planning and researching for your masters thesis or doctoral dissertation.  This is a general guide so be sure to ask your thesis/dissertation advisor specific questions about structure and format for your field. If you need research help, please contact a librarian!

Thesis Structure

Overview of General Thesis Structure

What's in the body of my thesis?

Library Quick Links

Use to find books, ebooks, print journals.
A full list of the databases we subscribe to.  Databases are the first place to look for articles.  Pro Tip: you can sort by major/subject or by type (newspapers, images, etc). When in doubt about where to begin try Academic Search Ultimate.
Use to request books and articles not at ESU