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Style Guides and Computer Tools

Style Guides

Choose a style guide approved by your supervisor or graduate program, or follow the print style of a significant refereed journal publication in your field of study.

The style guide determines the format for the following:

  1. Headings and subheadings.
  2. The referencing system throughout the thesis/project.
  3. The list of references at the end of your work (bibliography, works cited, etc.).
  4. The formatting and labeling of all tables.
  5. The format for the captions for all figures.

If there is a conflict between the instructions in these guidelines and the style guide chosen, these guidelines must be followed.

You and your supervisor are responsible for ensuring that your thesis meets the formatting requirements.

Computer Tools

You may choose any computer program you like to write your thesis.

Recommended: use program features e.g styles, auto-generated table of contents, etc. to save time during writing and final formatting.

Important: It is your responsibility to learn how to use the computer program you choose. Graduate Studies is not able to offer technical assistance with computer programs.

LaTex

The College of Graduate Studies has worked with UBC Okanagan Computer Science department to develop a LaTeX format that meets the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies.

Thank you to Dr. Yves Lucet who helped develop the LaTex template.

Note: the College of Graduate Studies offers this template as information only, and using the template does not guarantee a successful final submission.  We are not able to offer technical assistance.

LyX

This template was developed by a former UBC Vancouver graduate student. It's different from the LaTeX packages because it is built for a forefront piece of software called LyX

LyX is an open-source, full-featured document processor that has all the advantages of LaTeX (structured approach, seamless citations, cross-referencing, indexing, etc) and is built closely on top of LaTeX but offers an easy to use, graphical interface.  You don't need to know as much LaTeX code in order to use it.

Thank you to Christopher P. Barrington-Leigh who developed the LyX template.

Note: the College of Graduate Studies offers this template as information only, and using the template does not guarantee a successful final submission.  We are not able to offer technical assistance. 

Last reviewed shim6/28/2017 10:56:20 AM