Stage 1: Writing -Thesis Formatting & Other Resources
All graduate theses or dissertations MUST conform to the minimum style and form requirements as detailed in the General Forms of Theses (99 KB).
Please print this document for full details. The School of Graduate Studies acknowledges that students write using a variety of word processors and editors. For this reason, SGS does not stipulate the use any particular authoring format in the creation of theses and dissertations. However, there are a couple of templates that have been designed to assist students in formatting their theses according to the Thesis Formatting and Preparation guidelines.
Please note – Queen’s has a new policy on copyright. See full details on "Copyright & your thesis" on the Library website
Access Thesis Templates (MS Word for both Windows and MAC): E-thesis templates in WORD & LaTeX
In order to successfully submit your thesis via the E-Thesis submission process, the final version of your thesis MUST be in PDF format and must be named using the following file naming convention: lastname_firstname_middleinitial_finalsubmissionyearmonth_degree.pdf
There are a number of tools available to help you manage your thesis files. Use of these resources is optional:
QSHARE: Optional thesis workspace
QSHARE is an on-line file storage, distribution and sharing solution for the Queen's community. It provides a secure, web-based file space where your thesis can be securely stored and, if desired, shared with your thesis advisor and others - anywhere, anytime. QShare Personal accounts are available free of charge to all Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students of Queen's University. This may be an option to also submit your thesis for format review if your thesis is too large to be sent by e-mail.
Microsoft OneDrive for Business (OD4B) is now available to all Queen's students, faculty and staff. OneDrive for Business is a Queen's chosen solution for file storage and collaboration. It is a secure web-based cloud service (meaning you don't need to download anything onto your personal machine to use it) that can be accessed anytime, anywhere you have a network connection.
Use OD4B to manage and sync your thesis files and also to share them with the members of your thesis examining committee (see below)
To access OD4B visit: Log in and Activate your OneDrive for Business Account.
- 1 terabyte per person - storage capacity
- Easy permissions management for file sharing
- Ability for multiple people to collaborate on the same document at the same time
- Use OD4B to share files with your thesis examining committee (see 3. Below). Files can be shared to Queen's and to non-Queen's users
- Ability to synchronize your files across multiple devices (desktops, laptops, tablets, phones).
- Writing Centre
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of academic writing at Queen's University, the Writing Centre has workshops and one on one sessions designed to support students in thinking and writing effectively. For example the “Graduate Thesis Support Group”.
- How to Cite Sources
Citation and style guides. (Queen’s University Library).
- Learning Strategies
Offer a variety of services for graduate students including workshops pertaining to learning, writing, and research skills at the graduate level.
Rose M. Silva, Thesis Coordinator
School of Graduate Studies
Gordon Hall, Rm 425
Kingston, Ont. CANADA