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Graduate Student Resources

Writing Services & Reading/Writing Guidelines

The Sanger Learning & Career Center's Graduate Student Writing Service is the only all-inclusive graduate writing assistance available on campus. You may bring in a paper, thesis, dissertation, grant proposal - any writing project in any discipline - and get immediate feedback for improving your work. Click here to schedule a consultation.

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Thesis Resources:
Research Resources
  • The Perry-Castaneda Library is the University's main research library. It embraces all subject fields, with the strongest holdings in the humanities, social sciences, business, and education. It is the nineth largest research library in the United States.
  • The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library is one of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Record Administration. The Library houses forty-five million pages of historical documents which include papers from the entire public career of Lyndon Baines Johnson and also from those of close associates.
  • The Briscoe Center for American History is a history research center that collects, preserves, and makes available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history.
  • The Tarlton Law Library is the fifth-largest academic law library in the U.S. and houses documents on state, U.S., foriegn, and international law.
  • The Black Queer Studies Collection (BQSC) is a virtual gathering of works now accessible through key word searches in the University of Texas catalog. Created through a unique collaboration between Professor Matt Richardson and the UT Libraries, the BQSC is the first of its kind and indicates the importance of critical library interventions as scholarly tools. 

Format Guidelines for Master's Theses and Reports (.pdf)

The Graduate School distributes a set of thesis and dissertation templates in Microsoft Word for Apple and Windows computers, which will help you format your paper according to current requirements.


These Microsoft Word templates provide styles, manage margins, place page numbers properly, and provide the necessary elements and instruction for creating your thesis or dissertation and assembling it in the correct order.

To download these free templates, please select the template for your operating system and version of Microsoft Word.

Windows Thesis/Dissertation Templates

Mac OS X Thesis/Dissertation Templates

The following user guide is provided to assist you in using the templates.

Using the Thesis and Dissertation Templates (.pdf)

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