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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:
Thesis Guide (Feb 2021)
Nearly all the material on this Thesis LibGuide in a printable 18-page document.
Citation Guide (March 2021)
The Citation Guide provides formatting instructions and examples for Turabian style footnotes and bibliography. The bulk of the guide shows how to generate citations using Zotero, a free citation software tool. View the 46-page guide online or print for your reference.
MS Word template for thesis (2021)
Use this MS Word template to draft your thesis. It has the correct margins, pagination, fonts, a cover page and sample bibliography, etc. Explanations and tips are provided to help you format the thesis correctly.
Master's Thesis Proposal
The Proposal is submitted to the Dean along with the Thesis Summary Form.
Thesis Summary Form
This Form is submitted to the Dean along with the Master's Thesis Proposal.
Thesis Defense Packet (Feb 2021)
Includes thesis deposit information, deposit approval forms, grading forms, and grading rubrics.
Recommended books for research and writing available at Maly Library