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Dissertation Proposal Resources

The purpose of this guide is to highlight library resources and services that will help you when preparing your dissertation proposal.

Prepare Your Dissertation

Mason Librarians are happy to help you with the research portion of your Dissertation. For questions regarding writing, formatting, signature sheets, final submissions, or other general questions, please contact University Dissertation & Thesis Services.

Citation Style Guidelines & Other Tools


Use Zotero to generate accurate citations and quick bibliographies. Get started with the printable guide, or try these video tutorials:

Do you need a specialized citation style beyond APA, Chicago, or MLA? Check out Zotero's Style Repository for specialized formats.

The Libraries provide workshops to get you started using Zotero. Check the workshop calendar for times and locations.

Not a fan of Zotero? Check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab for assistance with citing APA, MLA and Chicago.

Become a Better Writer

Improve Your Technical Writing

Are you new to technical writing?  Not sure how to get started? The Mason Libraries have a number of resources with advice and tips that can help you improve your writing skills. The following are just a few to help get you started.