In the previous tutorial we looked at setting up the basic structure for a thesis.
In this post we'll start customising the page layout using the packages.
The two main types of bibliographic software are End Note and Ref Works.
The University Library offer advice on accessing and using bibliographic software.
The University Library also offer detailed guides on using the Harvard Referencing and Vancouver Referencing systems.
Bibliographic software allows you to create databases of references which can then be stored, searched and used in conjunction with MS Word to input citations as you write your thesis.Comb or spiral binding is not acceptable, nor is insertion into a ring binder or slide binder.Theses which are not correctly bound will not be sent out for examination. It is useful to reprint the title page on the cover but the spine can be left blank. The abstract must not exceed 300 words and must be produced with single-spacing on one side of A4 paper.The abstract must show your name and the title of your thesis and this should be in the form of a title/heading.You will need to reference your thesis fully and accurately both to acknowledge your debts to others and to allow your readers to distinguish your ideas from those of others that you have drawn on.There are three key rules that you should follow: If you need general advice on how to ensure your thesis is appropriately referenced, take a look at the Referencing and Bibliographies Study Guide.We'll continue working on the same project as last time and the first thing we will do is make the document two-sided so that we save paper by printing on both sides. To configure the page layout, we enter instructions into the square brackets of this command.The first thing we will do is change the paper size.Your first submission consists of two soft-bound copies.Both copies must be perfect bound (also known as thermal or hot glue binding).