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Dissertations & Theses: Writing & Submitting ETDs

Welcome! This guide provides recommended resources vital to Dissertations and Theses

Preparing to Write Your Specialist Paper, Dissertation or Thesis

Congratulations! You have completed all required courses and will now focus your attention on writing and defending your research. Remember: THIS IS A PROCESS! And a process takes time. So take your time and do a job well done.

  • Follow the advice of your committee
  • Ask questions
  • Create a timeline for yourself
  • Know the ETD guidelines
  • Use the most recent citation style manual for your discipline

 Need help conducting literature searches? Contact your library liaison.

 Resources Needed to Complete the Process

 Note: The ETD (stands for Electronic Thesis and Dissertation) is an electronic version of your thesis or dissertation. The thesis or dissertation is written using MS Word and is automatically converted to PDF once uploaded to Digital Commons. Electronic means the PDF document will be made available online via the library’s catalog and DigitalCommons @ GeorgiaSouthern with the author’s permission. ETDs are searchable by author (student’s name) or title. Dissertations in print format (pre-2003) are available for checkout and are also searchable in the library catalog but are not available online in fulltext.