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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS, MONA: ESSENTIALS: RESOURCES

Information and support for Mona postgraduate students.

Mendeley Reference Manager

"Get on top of your research With the Mendeley Reference Manager, you can easily organize and search your personal library, annotate documents and cite as you write."

https://www.mendeley.com/

 

ENDNOTE

EndNote software.

Ask the MITS department at Mona to install this on your laptop - Its a free service.

(Not to be confused with endnotes at the end of a chapter - which are similar to footnotes)

The EndNote website says, 

EndNote

"More than just a reference manager."

TRICKY GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION

STYLES

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  • Must Read "Recommended Stlye Manuals" in the UWI Thesis Guide.
  • Must do: Discuss this with your supervisor at the start of your research.
  • Warning: These styles are updated routinely. The rules will be changed with a new edition. 

Here are some of the many styles:

* See MLA 8th Edition Cheat Sheet: Top 10 Differences between MLA 7th and 8th Editions  by Columbia College

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition
There are 2 versions . Do not use the wrong version!

 

RESEARCH INTEGRITY

TOOLS

Ask Jacqueline Howell Nash. 
jacqueline.howellnash@uwimona.edu.jm   970-6619  
The service is free.

Keep these handy:

  • Cite This For Me
  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab   (APA, MLA)
  • The UWI Thesis Guide, 2017.  It's online. This is UWI's standard for the formatting of your Research Paper or Thesis. Ensure you are using the latest version which has a blue geometric pattern on the cover. Get your free copy at The Office of Graduate Studies. 
     
  • How to create a Table of Contents? Search UWI Tube for videos on using Microsoft Word to create a Table of Contents. See this Table of Contents guide from the Michael Swartz Library, Cleveland State University 
  • Combining 2 Microsoft Word documents Helpful for when you are putting the final touches on your thesis.