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College of Environment and Design

Thesis and Practicum Assistance


For consistency and professionalism, CED students use The Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date system.

The UGA Libraries provide a short citation style guide with helpful tips and examples: Chicago Manual of Style - PDF

The entire Chicago Manual of Style is available in GALILEO (access restricted to UGA affiliates).


Books useful for basic thesis writing and research in Owens Library

If you are new to thesis writing, we recommend:

The Craft of Research by Wayne C. Booth

Case Study Research and Application: Design and Methods by Robert K. Yin et al.

Developing Effective Research Proposals by Keith F. Punch

Landscape Architecture Research: Inquiry, Strategy, Design by M. Elen Deming and Simon Swaffield

Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design by John Creswell

Social Research Methods by H. Russell Bernard

Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method


Writing and editing assistance

For writing consultation, contact the UGA Writing Center or email the Owens librarian, Lydian Brambila, at

All graduate assistants at the CED receive free access to Grammarly Premium. You can request a license by emailing


Links to useful thesis production sources created by UGA-CED faculty

Searching, Sorting, Citing-Links to useful sources


Concept Matrix / Literature Review / Synthesizing

Plagiarism / Citation

Good Thesis Writing in Thirty-Seconds or Less


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