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GSBMS Thesis Prep

Guideline for students writing a Literature Review, M.S. Thesis or Dissertation PhD.

Class Descriptions


New Class 1: Topic Development

  • Learn how to focus your search from choosing a broad subject which you can then refine to a more specific topic.

New Class 2: Source Selection

  • What types of sources are searched, selected, examined and used in a Literature Review?
  • How to tell the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources?

Class 3: Dr. Thompson's Plan of Attack: An Overview of the GSBMS Thesis Process 

  • How to stay organized and meet important deadlines?

Class 4: How to Conduct a Literature Review 

  • What is a literature review?
  • What are the components of a quality literature review?
  • How do you pull it together?
  • What sources do I include?
  • How do I find original articles? 
  • How do I search for these sources?
  • What databases do I search?

Class 5: How to Write Effectively

  • How do I present my argument and organize my ideas?
  • How do I write effectively?
  • How do I avoid plagiarism?

Class 6: Formatting According to GSBMS Guidelines

GSBMS Thesis Class Recordings

Research Support Classes

Research Data Management Class

Next Webinar: TBA

Or contact: Caroline McKinley, Research Services Librarian,

Think beyond mere organization.

  • What is it?
  • How do we do it?
  • Why do we need to?
  • Funding requirements.

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For more information, check out our Research Data Management Resources guide.

RefWorks ClassProQuest RefWorks Logo

Request a class here.

  • Learn how to create folders and subfolders to keep you organized.
  • Learn how to create projects in order to collaborate with others.
  • Learn how to use Write-N-Cite or RefWorks Citation Manager to insert references as you write your paper.

For more information, check out our New RefWorks guide.