Formal Writing and Research Resources

I Never Metaphor I Didn't Like -- Dr. Mardy Grothe

Disclaimer: While these resources offer many excellent ideas for planning, and writing, doctoral students, in particular, should always follow VSU's Doctoral Handbook and Dissertation Guide formatting requirements

VSU Dissertation Resources

Graduate School Doctoral Program Checklist (You really need to keep this close while working on your Dissertation)

Institutional Review Board Information Page (IRB) (Required Human Subject Research Forms)

IRB's CITI Training Program Homepage (Required of all VSU Students writing Dissertations)

VSU's Dissertation and Thesis Guide (An Updated Version is under Construction)

Helpful Information for Submitting your Dissertation (from VSU Graduate School)

Suggested Headings for Chapter One (from leadership faculty)

Odum Library Theses and Dissertations V-Text Other Useful Dissertation Links

Digital Theses and Dissertations (SCIRUS Search of Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation)

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (OhioLink))

Dissertation Abstracts at ProQuest (Galileo)

Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (University of Georgia)

How to Write A Dissertation or Bedtime Reading For People Who Do Not Have Time To Sleep (Perdue Unversity))

Handouts and Links: Dissertations (Writing Center, University of NC at Chapel Hill)

Writing Theses and Dissertations (Claremont College Writing Center)

Research Tips

Research Rundowns (Excellent Review of Research Methods and Formal Writing by Dr. Patrick Biddix)

Evaluating Journal Articles (Odum Library)

How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography (Cornell University Library)

GENERAL WRITING AND GRAMMER LINKS

Common Errors in English Usage (Site listing and correcting common errors in English

Paramedic Editing (For Help with "Tightening up" Sentence Structure, OWL at Purdue)

Formal Writing Tips (Solving Frequently Encountered Problems in Academic Writing)

Guide to Grammar and Style (Tips from Jack Lynch at Rutgers University)

APA Style Guide and Citation Links

The Digital Object Identifier System (The International DOI Foundation)

Free DOI Lookup (CrossRef's Digital Object Identifier Site)

Tutorial: Basics of APA Style (American Psychological Association Website)

APA Formatting and Style Guide (6th edition, 2nd printing - updated 11/16/09 - The OWL at Perdue University)

APA Electronic References (Updated 12/07/2011 by Mike Strahan - Northern Michigan University)

APA 6th Edition (An overview of the basics, John Duggan, Loyola University)

APA 6th Edition Changes (Notable changes and additions, John Duggan, Loyola University)

Style Wizard: APA Style (6th Ed. Fill in a form to create an APA citation. A good tool for learning the basics)

APA Citation Guide (6th edition, Good examples for printed and electronic citations - Ohio State University)