The UCI Libraries offers the following forms of assistance to graduate students in formatting their thesis or dissertation:
Please keep in mind that your thesis/dissertation is part of your individual permanent academic record. It is also part of the permanent record of scholarship and research undertaken by all graduate student graduates of UCI, and it will be permanently accessible to the worldwide community of scholars.
|***PLEASE NOTE: The burden of properly formatting the manuscript is entirely the responsibility of the student.|
Your manuscript must be neat, clean, legible, and error-free when it is submitted to your committee, as well as to the UCI Libraries, whether in paper or electronically (ETD).
The manuscript that the UCI Libraries approves is considered final; any errors you may discover after the Libraries accepts it cannot be corrected.
Spell-check and manually proofread your text prior to submission.
Paper submissions must follow the basic formatting requirements specified in this manual.
Pages must exhibit no visible corrections, strike-overs, crossed-out words or letters, interlineations, or additions inside or outside of the margins. Use of "Liquid Paper" other correction fluids, and type-over correction tape is not allowed. Pages must be free of lines, smudges, spots, glitches, or shaded backgrounds. The print should be letter quality with dark black characters that are consistently clear and dense.
Manuscripts are normally composed of three sections: preliminary pages, text, and references. Consult with your committee about the internal arrangement within the text and reference sections.
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