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Dissertation Calculator

  • University of Minnesota's Dissertation Calculator
    This helpful tool from the University of Minnesota will take the start and desired end dates for your dissertation and create a step-by-step project with interim dates. Great tool for structuring your dissertation.

Other Key Guides

There are several other excellent guides which will give you assistance in your project or thesis work.  Check out:

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Check the guidelines on the Security/Sensitivity page linked below prior to using any new software/application/service.

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Welcome to the Productivity Tools for Graduate Students Guide!  Previously called the Getting that Graduate Reserach Project Done Guide, this guide is a companion guide to the new Productivity Tools for Graduate Students library class. 

This guide is always being expanded.  See a great tool that I've missed?  Send me the information and it will be considered for the next updates.


Personal Knowledge Management Website

Crystal Renfro has collaborated with two other librarians, Mary Axford and Elisabeth Shields to create a blog exploring Personal Knowledge Management for Academics.  It can be visited at:

Here are some of our most recent entries:

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Guides to Thesis & Disserations

  • How to Write a Thesis & Tools to Use
    Excellent in depth Blog post/tutorial which describes the steps in creating a Master's Thesis or PHD dissertation and the software tools that can help organize the project.
  • Using Delicious for Doctoral Research
  • PHD2Published
    "It offers a wealth of hints and tips for early-career academics on how to get published as well providing discussion on the future of academic publishing in the e-age." (per site)

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