Graduate Research and Thesis Workshop Series

Thesis Formatting:  Workshops and Open Sessions | Research Strategies Workshop | RSVP (workshops)






Wed., Apr. 2

10 am – 1 pm

Library L240

Thesis/Project/Dissertation Formatting Open Session

Tue., Apr. 8

6 pm – 8 pm

Library L240

Thesis/Project/Dissertation Formatting Workshop

Wed., Apr. 9

6 pm – 8 pm

Library L240

Graduate Research Strategies

Mon., Apr. 14

3 pm – 6 pm

Library L240

Thesis/Project/Dissertation Formatting Open Session


RSVP is not required but recommended.



Graduate Research Strategies Workshop

This workshop is designed for all majors and stages in the research process. The first part of the session includes a presentation on key research strategies for graduate students and demonstrations of research resources identified as useful to workshop participants. The second part of the session will be a hands-on workshop in which students can explore tools in their disciplines and develop their research strategies. The librarian instructor will answer individual questions related to the students’ specific research projects. Style manuals, such as APA, MLA, and Chicago, and citation formatting can also be discussed.  schedule & RSVP

Online Graduate Research Strategies Guide



Thesis/Project/Dissertation Formatting Workshop

This workshop will focus on the University’s preparation guidelines for a master’s thesis or project and the doctoral dissertation. A review of the organization of the thesis/dissertation will be presented and sample layouts examined from the online thesis/dissertation template. Such issues as typesetting the thesis/dissertation, formatting tips, and problem areas will be discussed, as well as the process for submitting the thesis/dissertation for binding (or electronic repository). Information for “who in the Library to contact about what” with regard to your thesis/dissertation will also be provided.    schedule & RSVP

Online Thesis Formatting presentation



Thesis/Project/Dissertation Formatting Open Session

These drop-in sessions are designed to assist graduate students with formatting questions and to help using the online template for theses, projects, and dissertations. RSVP is not required, but stop by any time during a scheduled session to ask questions and receive one-on-one assistance.  schedule


About these sessions

The workshops are sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Graduate Education.

The University Library is pleased to offer two graduate education workshops during the spring 2014 semester. The workshops are designed to inform and empower graduate students who are in the process of researching, writing, and/or formatting their graduate theses/projects or dissertations. Thesis or dissertation writers are strongly encouraged to attend each of the workshops. Non-thesis-writing graduate students or undergraduate seniors will also find the Research Strategies Workshop beneficial and are welcome to attend.

 Please consult the workshop schedule above.



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