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Latin American Studies: Assistance with Writing, Citing, and Managing Citations

An introductory guide to doing research in Latin American studies in the UCSD Library

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:

Assistance with Citation Style Guides and Citation Management Programs

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