Online resources for writing your Dissertation or Thesis
A collection of online resources to help develop a number of digital skills in order to assist the writing process of a Dissertation or Thesis.
Your dissertation is an opportunity for you to fully explore a topic of your choice through extended planning and research. While dissertations vary in topic and format, you can develop a number of digital skills to help you manage your writing process. We have collated some useful resources below.
Using Microsoft Word
A large number of students produce their dissertations using Microsoft Word. The list below includes online resources to help you unpack Word’s full potential, whatever your current level of expertise:
If you’re struggling with references, the following online resources offer additional advice on how to avoid plagiarism and guidance on using digital reference managers such as EndNote:
Statistics and Graphics
There are several pieces of software designed to help students incorporate statistics and graphics into their dissertations, each with a different purpose. If you’re looking for a place to start, take a look at the resources below:
Collecting, Analysing and Reporting Data
Finding the best way to present your data in a dissertation can be tricky. The following list of online resources provides a great place to start if you’re looking for additional guidance and support:
Researching and Writing
If you’re struggling with some of the less ‘digital’ aspects of the dissertation writing process, such as language and style, or drawing up a study plan, check out the following online resources to get you started: