HANDBOOKS & MANUALS
The following is a short list of suggested sources on writing theses and dissertations.
Biklen, S. K., & Casella, R. (2007). A practical guide to the qualitative dissertation. New York: Teachers College Press. LB2369 .B49 2007
Bloomberg, L.D. & Volpe, M. (2008). Completing your qualitative dissertation: a roadmap from beginning to end. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.H62 .B58555 2008 Reference only
Brown, R. (2006). Doing your dissertation in business and management: The reality of researching and writing. London: Sage. LB2369 .B73 2006
Butin, D.W. (2010). The education dissertation: a guide for practical scholars. Thousand Oaks: CA: Corwin Press. LB2369 .B87 2010
Calabrese, R. L. (2009). Dissertation desk reference: the doctoral student's manual to writing the dissertation. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Education. LB2369 .C273 2009
Calabrese, R.L. & Smith, P.A. (2010). The Faculty mentor’s wisdom : conceptualizing, writing, and defending the dissertation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.LB2369 .F33 2010
Cone, J. D., & Foster, S. L. (2006). Dissertations and theses from start to finish : Psychology and related fields (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. BF76.5 .C645 2006
Glasper, A. & Rees, C. (2013). How to write your nursing dissertation [electronic resource]. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. To read this e-book off campus, you will need a current FGCU ID. It is only available as an e-Book
Glatthorn, A. A., Joyner, R. L., & Glatthorn, A. A. (2013). Writing the winning thesis or dissertation: A step-by-step guide (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press. LB2369 .G56 2013 - Updated
Luey, B. (2008). Revising your dissertation: Advice from leading editors (Updat ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press. LB2369 .R49 2008
Lunenburg, F.C. & Irby, B.J. (2008). Writing a successful thesis or dissertation: tips and strategies for students in the social and behavioral sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. LB2369 .L814 2008
McShane, M.D. & Williams, F.P. (2008). A thesis resource guide for criminology and criminal justice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. HV6024 .5 .M37 2008
Miller. A. (2009). Finish your dissertation once and for all!: how to overcome psychological barriers, get results, and move on with your life. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. LB2369 .M454 2009
Mujtaba, B., & Scharff, M. M. (2007). Earning a doctorate degree in the 21st century : Challenges and joys. Davie, Fla.: ILEAD Academy. LB2371 .M95 2007
Mullen, C. A. (2007). The handbook of doctoral programs in educational leadership : Issues and challenges. Miami, AZ; Houston, Tex.: NCPEA Press; Rice University. LB2806 .H36 2007
Piantanida, M. & Garman, N.B. (2009). The qualitative dissertation: a guide for students and faculty. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. LB2369 .P48 2009
Roberts, C. M. (2010). The dissertation journey: A practical and comprehensive guide to planning, writing, and defending your dissertation. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Corwin Press. eBook
Rudestam, K. E., & Newton, R. R. (2007). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process (3rd ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications. LB2369 .R83 2007
Sumerson, J.B. (2014).Finish your dissertation: don’t let it finish you. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.To read this e-book off campus, you will need a current FGCU ID. eBook
Thomas, R. M., & Brubaker, D. L. (2008). Theses and dissertations : A guide to planning, research, and writing (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: LB2369 .T458 2008
Wentz, E.A. (2013). How to design, write, and present a successful dissertation proposal. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications. LB2369 W39. 2013
Willis, J., Inman, D., & Valenti, R. (2010). Completing a professional practice dissertation : a guide for doctoral students and faculty. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. LB2369 .W534 2010
PhD candidates: You are welcome and encouraged to deposit your dissertation here, but be aware that
1) it is optional, not required (the ProQuest deposit is required); and
2) it will be available to everyone on the Internet; there is no embargo for dissertations in the UNL DigitalCommons.
Master's candidates: Deposit of your thesis or project is required. (If an embargo, [restricted access] is necessary, you may deposit the thesis at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/embargotheses/ — but only after getting the prior approval of your department and the Graduate Office; contact Terri Eastin).
All depositors: We try to observe a 24-hour "cooling off" period to give you opportunity to correct those "oops" issues that seem to emerge just after deposit.
Upon deposit, you will immediately receive an email that your submission has been received (and this is what you need to show the Graduate Office).
However, you can still log back in and select Revise and upload a new version with your advisor's name spelled right, or your mother thanked in the Acknowledgments, or whatever you're stressing about.
After about a day, your submission will be "published" or "posted", making it available to the Internet; you will get another email to that effect, and your submission can no longer be changed--by you.
If further changes are needed, these can be made by sending a revised file to the administrator < email@example.com > requesting replacement of the current online version. DO NOT RESUBMIT YOUR THESIS / DISSERTATION. That creates duplicate records, confusion, wasted effort, frustration, sadness, tears, and causes kittens to get sick.
Finally: Congratulations; you are almost there. Click the "Submit your paper or article" link at the bottom of the gray box at left. Follow the instructions. You should be able to copy (Ctrl-C) and paste (Ctrl-V) most fields.
You are the sole author; your advisor is not considered a co-author.
Your institution is "University of Nebraska-Lincoln" (not "at Lincoln" or ", Lincoln"). Do not leave it blank; then the administrator has to fill it in, and he is tempted to make it something silly.
You do not need to repeat your name and title in the Abstract field; just the body of the abstract.
When you reach the question "Was this submission previously published in a journal?", just skip that part.
Be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom. Files upload at the rate of about 5 Mb per minute, so if you have an ungodly large file, it may take a bit of time. If your file exceeds 40 Mb, think about reducing its size--there are many ways; Google "reduce pdf file size" to find some.
Okay, get started. That thesis is not going to submit itself.
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