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Writing - Thesis Guide for MA students: Home


This LibGuide was created to assist students writing a thesis for the degrees Master of Arts, Theology (MAT) or Master of Arts, Biblical Studies (MAB). This guide will also serve those who are writing a major research paper for the Master of Arts, Catholic Studies (MACS).

To browse our MA theses collection, visit the basement level of the library, in compact shelving at the far right. You may search the library catalog for our print theses by clicking here. Some of our most highly scored theses (A- or higher) are also found full text online at the OhioLink ETD

Documents for MAT, MAB

If you need help

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

For guidance on formatting and style questions (including questions on punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, citation, clarity, organization, etc.), you may find many books in the library or online. We highly recommend

There are online guides to developing a research question and thesis statement:

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

Binding your thesis

The Maly Library will print, bind, and catalog one copy of theses that receive the mark of B+ or higher to keep in the library collection.

If you would like to have a bound personal copy of your thesis, there are several online vendors from which to choose. Below are two suggestions.

Documents for MACS

Recommended books for research and writing available at Maly Library