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Designing A Research Strategy: Theses, Dissertations, & Term Papers: Writing & Research

This search strategy is intended as a general guide for students in the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. You can vary it depending on your specific needs, but consider all of these basic steps.

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See also Environmental Design Library research guide:

Thesis and Dissertation Research in Environmental Design

Theses, Dissertations, & Term Papers: Writing & Research

tipFor more and newer publications on this subject check in the library catalogs under subjects: dissertations academic handbooks, report writing handbooks, or proposal writing in research handbooks.

Graduate Research Guidebook: A Practical Approach to Doctoral/Masters Research. Balian, Edward S. Lanham, Md., University Press of America, 1994.

The dissertation: an architecture student's handbook. Borden, Iain and Ray, Katerina Reudi, 2nd ed. Amsterdam, Boston , London: Architectural, 2006.

The dissertation desk reference : the doctoral student's manual to writing the dissertation. Calabrese, Raymond.  Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009.

Cartographic Citations: a Style Guide. Kollen, Christine. Chicago, American Library Assoc. Map and Geography Round Table, 1992.

Writing the doctoral dissertation: a systematic approach. Davis, Gordon Bitter. 3rd ed. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron's, 2012.

Handbook for Writing Proposals. Hamper, Robert J. Lincolnwood, Ill: NTC Pub. Group, 1995.

Proposals that work: a guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals. Locke, Lawrence F. 5th ed. Waneen Wyrick. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007.

Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation: a handbook for students and faculty. Mauch, James E. 5th ed., rev. and expanded. New York: M. Dekker, 2003.

The dissertation journey : a practical and comprehensive guide to planning, writing, and defending your dissertation. Roberts, Carol M.Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2004.

Research paper: process, form, and content. Roth, Audrey J.  8th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth, 1999.

Surviving your dissertation : a comprehensive guide to content and process. Rudestam, Kjell Erik. Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, c2007.

Writing your dissertation: how to plan, prepare and present your work successfully. Swetnam, Derek. 2nd ed. Oxford : How to Books, 1997.

UCB Graduate Division. Guidelines for Submitting a Doctoral Dissertation or a Master's Thesis. Related files are underDegree Information: "Dissertation Filing Guide" and "Thesis Filing Guide".

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