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Research Guide: Research Guide Home

This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

Research Tip of the Week: Get your layout and table of content right from the start. 

Watch this short how-to video on using the correct heading styles and automated numbering in MS Word for an automatic table of content. This simple step will make your dissertation writing process so much faster and smoother!



See our blog The Commons Informer for more tips. 

Welcome to the Research Guide

This Research Guide provides tips and tools for postgraduate students to complete their research.

Please see Prof McNaught's excellent presentation for an overview of the research process:

Learning the Art of Research: Combining organizational skills, critical thinking and creative thinking by Prof. Carmel McNaught 

Additional sources:

Thesis & Dissertation Structure


Merensky 2, Groenkloof (Education Library), VET (Jotello F Soga Library), Health Sciences, BMS & Dentistry Research Commons'

View the operating hours for each of these on our Library Hours page.

You are welcome to use these quiet study spaces, provided that you are registered and have made a booking prior to visiting. 

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Post Graduate Student's Journey

Thesis & Dissertation Structure