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Dissertation & Thesis Preparation Portal

This portal lists resources that might be useful for graduate students who are writing a thesis or dissertation and their faculty mentors. Many of these resources offer advice on how to organize your time and resources and how to write and defend the dissertation or thesis. Please remember that you must also check with your department and advisor to make sure you know all the guidelines to follow and the requirements you must fulfill.

Electronic Books

   Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Roadmap from Beginning to End, 2008 (SAGE Research Methods Online) [Electronic Book]
   Designing and Managing Your Research Project: Core Skills for Social and Health Research, 2010 (SAGE Research Methods Online) [Electronic Book]
   Dissertation Desk Reference: The Doctoral Student's Manual to Writing the Dissertation, 2009 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   Succeeding with Your Master’s Dissertation: A Step-by-step Handbook, 2008 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   Writing Successful Science Proposals, 2nd ed., 2009 (ProQuest Ebook Central) [Electronic Book]

Library Services

       Ask a Reference Question
   Electronic Theses & Dissertations Portal
   EndNote Portal
       Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) Login
   Personal or Group Training Request (UT Southwestern Library)
       Topic Search Request

Web Resources

   Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
   Handouts - Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
   How to Write a Dissertation, or Bedtime Reading for People Who Do Not Have Time to Sleep (Purdue University)
   PhinisheD
   Some Thoughts on Dissertation Proposal Writing
   Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation