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Latin American Studies Online: Tools and Resources for Writing

How to Cite - Tooks, Tricks, & Tips for Managing Citations

The "How to Cite" Research Guide is an indispensable guide to citation manuals, citation management systems, avoiding plagiarism, and more

Writing Assistance Services

Assistance with Writing at UCSD Library

The Writing + Critial Expression Hub offers assistance with:

  • Writing, the writing process, and writing skills
  • Workshops on key writing topics

One-on-one writing tutoring by appointment, 6 days/week


Templates and Guides for Writing Dissertations and Theses

There are various resources that can help you organize and format your thesis.

1. UCSD provides documentation for preparing graduate theses and dissertations which may help -- see especially Section III: Organization of Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses is probably most helpful, but this also provides very specific detail about specific sections (ie abstracts, acknowledgments, the use of images and statistics, etc.) -- not so much the overall structure and not specific to undergrads.

2. Looking at completed UCSD Theses and Dissertations can also be helpful:

  • All UCSD theses and dissertations can be found in the UC-wide repository e-scholarship.  Unfortunately it's currently impossible to do an advanced search to limit to certain programs or themes.  

3. There are also additional resources to find undergraduate theses: