Text and References is the body of your thesis or dissertation. It is written in consultation with and approved by your committee. Please comply with the general Font guidelines as well as Pagination, Margin, and Spacing guidelines that apply for the entire manuscript.
Specific formatting for the Text and References section may also be determined by your department, school, and/or field of study. Please comply with the style and citation guidelines for your field.
Typical elements include:
The main text of your manuscript is numbered with Arabic numerals.
Consult with your academic department or discipline to select a style guide most applicable to your thesis/dissertation. You should select the style manual that is most commonly used in your field of study, and you should follow it consistently. The UCI Libraries does not review or edit your manuscript to check for compliance with any particular style guide.