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Theses and Dissertations: Library Resources

Citation Style Manuals

Your faculty thesis advisor will determine the style for your thesis. Whatever style is chosen, use it consistently throughout your assignment. Even if you use EndNote or another citation management software tool, you should have basic knowledge about citation styles used in your area.

Printed style manuals are available in the KAUST Library "Reference" collection (Level 2, low book shelves adjacent to main stacks):

LaTeX Help

Dr. Christos Saragiotis of KAUST has assembled these resources on using the LaTeX document preparation system, which is popular among mathematicians and engineers in particular.

 

These resources may be helpful to students who select to author their thesis or dissertation with LaTeX.


Printed Guides to Academic Writing

These printed works are available in the KAUST Library "Reference" collection (Level 2, low book shelves adjacent to main stacks):

Electronic Guides to Academic Writing

Cite Your Sources

In your thesis or dissertation, always specifically identify where you got the copyrighted work you used. You can put the full citations in a variety of locations, such as in an appendix, with your list of figures and tables, or accompanying the individual illustrations. 

Formatting Your Citations

Various citation styles are available. Your faculty thesis or dissertation advisor will determine the appropriate style for your work.

If you are using MS Word, the EndNote reference management software, available free from KAUST Library, can simplify the task of gathering, organizing, and formating your references in most any popular style.

Finding Theses and Dissertations

Your research may call for access to theses and dissertations by students at other universities. The KAUST "Theses and Dissertations Resources" Library Guide offers tips that can help you locate what you're looking for.

Purchase Recommendations

Would you like to recommend library purchase of additional resources to aid in thesis or dissertation preparation?

Suggest a purchase online or email the library at: library@kaust.edu.sa.