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Welcome to the Three Month Thesis

Welcome to the Three Month Thesis | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
Products and services Watch detailed tutorial videos on how to write your thesis.

 

How to write a thesis in record time and keep your sanity while you do it...

 

Most people find thesis writing a nightmare, but it doesn't need to be that way.  In a talk given at the University of Nottingham, author of "The Three Month Thesis", James Hayton, introduces some of the basic concepts and techniques needed to get a thesis written quickly, while minimising the stress involved (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yUQ4H5d8fo&feature=related)

 

Go to his website (http://threemonththesis.com/) and check out his latest articles on:
*How to write a thesis you can defend easily
*How to choose a thesis topic
*Positive Thesis Perfectionism and the Pursuit of Excellence
*What's the best PhD reference manager?
*Do you have a healthy academic environment?

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ProQuest and CALIS Unlock Global Access to Chinese Dissertations

ProQuest and CALIS Unlock Global Access to Chinese Dissertations | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest is joining forces with China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS) to provide first-ever global access to abstracts of the graduate output of 80 Chinese Universities.

 

English-language metadata and abstracts of 400,000 works will be added to ProQuest® Dissertation and Theses database (PQDT), enabling researchers to discover them in the context of nearly 3 million works from around the world. The agreement with CALIS is the first of several planned initiatives to bring important Asian content to PQDT.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/28/4596115/proquest-and-calis-unlock-global.html#storylink=cpy

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Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities?

Do Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations Diminish Publishing Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities? | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

 An increasing number of higher education institutions worldwide are requiring submission of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) by graduate students and are subsequently providing open access to these works in online repositories.

 

The findings of this study indicate that manuscripts which are revisions of openly accessible ETDs are always welcome for submission or considered on a case by case basis by 82.8% of journal editors and 53.7% of university press directors polled.

 

Read the full text of the study here: http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2012/04/05/crl-356.full.pdf

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Washington University Libraries introduce Open Scholarship repository

Washington University Libraries introduce Open Scholarship repository | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Washington University Libraries have announced the launch of Open Scholarship — openscholarship.wustl.edu — a new institutional online repository providing access to the scholarly output of faculty, students and staff from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

The libraries’ Open Scholarship online repository contains all of the electronic theses and dissertations completed at WUSTL since 2009, to provide easier access to the academic work of WUSTL scholars, gathering items in a single digital place.

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