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Writing - Thesis Guide for MA students: Home


This LibGuide was created to assist students in the thesis research and writing stage of the Masters of Arts in Theology, Biblical Studies, or Catholic Studies at the Athenaeum of Ohio.

Throughout this guide you will find links to databases, templates, and tools to assist you. If you have any additional questions or recommendations to improve this guide, please contact the library.

To see previous MA theses, visit the basement level of the library, far right section of compact shelving. You may find bound theses in our catalog by clicking here. Some of our most highly scored theses are also found on the OhioLink ETD

If you need help

Librarians are available to assist you with thesis research, writing, formatting, and citation questions. Please contact the library for assistance at 513-233-6136 or:

For guidance on formatting and style questions not answered in this online guide (including questions on punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, citation, clarity, organization, etc.), please consult Strunk and White's Elements of Style or Turabian or Dreyer's English (the latter two are available in Maly Library).

There are many online guides to developing a research question and thesis statement, for example:

Also, manly online guides to research, writing, and grammar, for example:

The Maly Library has a limited seat license to Grammarly Premium. If you would like to have access to it, please contact the Library Director.


Recommended books for research and writing available at Maly Library