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Dentistry: Research Support

Theses & Dissertations

The Thesis Information guide pulls together University regulations, procedures, resources and sources of support for you to refer to as you undertake your thesis journey. This guide offers useful advice and support for stages in the process. Browse the guide for:

planning     finding information     reviewing the literature     copyright     writing     formatting     submitting     depositing     publishing     support     Māori Postgraduates     Supervisors

Remember to revisit the guide often for simple to technical answers, and which support services to consult.

Writing Your Thesis

How to keep current

RSS feeds help you keep up to date with information from websites and databases without you having to visit them.

Updates to your favourite websites are 'fed' to you through a feed reader. 

RSS feeds consist of titles and short summaries of the full content on the website, so you can quickly assess whether or not to visit the website to view the full content.

To use feeds you will need to set up a feed reader such as Netvibes.

Citation databases

If you find a great article on your topic, you can use a citation database to track down related articles. 

Research Publishing & Impact

Publishing your research requires these steps in order to maximise your research impact.

  1.  Get published ... But, before you submit your publication, ensure you...
  2.  Increase your researcher visibility ... By sharing your research... and finally,
  3.  Track the citations for your publications ... To measure your research impact.

Research Lifecycle - refer to sections on Publish & Share, and Research Impact, for support as a new researcher.

The Research Publishing & Impact guide directs you to the key resources for getting published, establishing a researcher profile, and measuring and maximising your research impact.

Finding Conference Papers

Conferences papers are an excellent source of current research, best practices and new innovations in a research area.For a start, search the Web using the name of the conference, meeting, or symposium.

Full-text conference papers may be hard to obtain; sometimes abstracts are the only items available online. If a full paper is not available online, you could contact the author and request a copy. Also, the Library may be able to borrow or purchase published proceedings--talk to the Anatomy Subject Librarian.