The "How to Cite" Research Guide is an indispensable guide to citation manuals, citation management systems, avoiding plagiarism, and more.
See also the Quick Guides for the
Chicago Manual of Style: This provides examples for various types of foot/endnotes and bibliography citations such as books, book chapters, journal articles, websites, and more.
MLA: This provides an interactive template to demonstrate and assist in creating various kinds of citations.
APA: This provides examples for various types of foot/endnotes and bibliography citations such as books, book chapters, journal articles, websites, and more.
Assistance with Writing at UCSD Library
The Writing + Critial Expression Hub offers assistance with:
One-on-one writing tutoring by appointment, 6 days/week
Depending on the nature of your research project (particularly if it involves working with people via interviews or surveys -- or if it involves using human data -- such as health information) you may need to get approval from UCSD's Institutional Review Board (IRB). This link takes you to a webpage with much information about the UCSD IRB process and has links to the forms, etc. you will need as you move along.
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:
3. There are also additional resources to find undergraduate theses: