Dissertation Writing Resources

This page contains a variety of resources for graduate students in various stages of their dissertation research.

The Graduate College at UIUC

The website for the graduate college contains information about the resources available for students completing their theses or dissertations. The graduate college offers workshops and many other resources to help with the dissertation process.

How-to/Help Books on Dissertation Projects

  • Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process by Kjell Erik Rudestam and Rae R. Newton
  • Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker
  • Writing the Winning Dissertation: A Step-By-Step Guide by Allan A. Glatthorn

These texts are all available through the UIUC library.

Dissertations Online

To access dissertations online, see the ProQuest Digital Dissertations site at http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/gateway. The University subscribes to this service, so UIUC students have full access.

Center Dissertation Library

The Center keeps copies of all thesis and dissertation projects completed by Center graduates. In addition, the yearly winners of the Computers and Composition Dissertation award are also available. Dissertations can be checked out through Teresa Bertram in 288 English Building.