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Thesis Scrutiny, Thesis Consultation & Information Literacy Sessions @ Mona Information Literacy Unit (MILU): Thesis Scrutiny

Library Thesis Scrutiny

The Libraries’ scrutiny of theses is intended to ensure that students comply with the requirements of The UWI Thesis Guide in relation to format, arrangement, abstract,  references and bibliography. Theses are also checked to ensure that the references cited are in accordance with the latest edition of the citation style guide used.  The Libraries seek to ensure an awareness of the discipline involved in preparing scholarly publications in a consistent style. The Libraries certify the thesis as acceptable when they are satisfied that the thesis complies with the requirements of The UWI Thesis Guide and recommended style manuals. This process should be completed within 30 days.

Types of Thesis

The research topic you choose will have a bearing on the type of study you undertake and how you write your thesis. 

Please Note: Manuscript Theses have new Guidelines (Please see link under "Important Links.")

Support for your research

The University of The West Indies provides quality resources and services to support researchers: 

Books on writing dissertations

Post Thesis Consultation for Thesis Certificate


Congratulations you are on the final leg of your thesis journey!!

Steps to your Thesis Certificate being issued:

1. Please complete thesis consultation form below.

2. Please send an email to with your completed thesis consultation form and a copy of your thesis for this final review.

3. The thesis consultation review will take 5- 10 business days once a Librarian has been assigned.

4. If there are corrections to be done, the candidate will complete and send back to the Library.

5. Once corrections are completed satisfactorily, the thesis certificate is prepared and signed by the Campus Librarian.

6. The thesis certificate is then issued in the candidate's name to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research on their behalf.


Important Links


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ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. You can connect your iD with your professional information — affiliations, grants, publications, peer review, and more.

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Google Scholar Search

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Introduction to UWIlinC

UWIlinC brings together UWI information resources from across the English-speaking Caribbean in all formats including UWI's intellectual output, subscribed resources (electronic journals, databases, electronic books) and the catalogues for all four UWI campuses.