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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.

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

Writing assistance and copy editor: Rosemarie Goodrum is an approved UGA editor familiar with CED. She has worked with many international students as a teacher of English as a second language. For assistance on writing papers or copy editing for hire contact:

Also for writing consultation, contact UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement at, or speak with the Owens Library director, Melissa Tufts.


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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