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Writing & Publishing Guides

Grants, Theses, Writing & Publishing: Selected Guides for Graduate Students

Preparing the Thesis/Dissertation

General Guides

York Specific Guidelines:

The following are selected books from York University Libraries' collection. Use the links below to get details about each one including their call numbers and the library at which they are located:

Preparing a Literature Review

Note some of the resources below are web guides, while others are books at York University Libraries:

Finding Theses

Thesis Proposals/Statements

Securing Research Funding & Preparing Funding Proposals

Grants Available

  • Student Funding Information. Faculty of Graduate Studies.
    A very useful resource from the Faculty of Graduate Studies outlining research funding opportunities (both internal and external research funding opportunities) for students at York.
  • GrantsNet Online Database
    From Next Wave and Science Magazine. GrantsNet is a searchable, continuously updated, database of funding opportunities in biomedical research and science education. It contains programs that offer training and research funding for graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty, as well as programs in science, math, engineering, and technology for undergraduate faculty and students

Writing a Grant Proposal

Writing at Graduate Level: General Guide

Discipline Specific Writing Guides

Disseminating/Publishing Research




Conference Proposals/Presentations

Posting Your Research Publications in YorkSpace

YorkSpace is York University's repository of research. It is a platform that enables York community members to post, organize and preserve their research online in an institutional context. The YorkSpace repository is an ideal dissemination platform as it promotes and facilitates discovery of research online through its standards-based architecture. Learn more, including how to make submissions or contact Andrea Kosavic, Digital Initiatives Librarian at York University.

Academic Blogging: Recommended Resources

Directories & Blog Aggregators

Getting Started with Academic Blogging:

Thinking about starting your own academic blog? Here's a tutorial on getting started: Blogging 101

Here are some articles, with some interesting thoughts and pointers: