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Dissertation / Thesis Research and Writing: 4. Writing & Citing

Guide to help students in researching and writing their thesis/dissertation

Tips on Writing

Tips on Citing

Citing might be easy-breezy for some, and a complete headache for others. Research Librarian can be the best person to consult on citation matters. 

There is also a simple online guide on How to Use APA Citation Style that you can refer to.

How thick is your thesis?

Gould, J. (2016). What’s the point of the PhD thesis? Nature

NO Plagiarism!

Library does not provide pre-submission plagiarism check, but you can do your own check either through freemium tools (e.g. Grammarly) or paid services (e.g WriteCheck).

Back to thesis: Flashback to the writing days

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy