Guidelines for master and PhD disserations

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  • Introduction

Introduction

Quick code references and guidelines for your master or PhD dissertations in LaTex.

See also here

Sources organization

It is a good practice to split your work into separate .tex files for each component (abstract, chapters etc.) and use the \input{} statement to include different sources in a main .tex file (e.g. thesis.tex),

\begin{document}

\input{frontpages.tex}
\input{abstract.tex}
\tableofcontents
\input{chapter1.tex}
\input{chapter2.tex}
...
...
\input{conclusions.tex}
\input{appendixA.tex}
\input{appendixB.tex}
...
\input{references.tex}
\listoftables
\listoffigures
\input{glossary.tex}
\input{acknowledgements.tex}

\end{document}

Documentclass

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt,openright]{book}

Frontpage(s)

Cover and first page for PhD thesis phd_thesis_cover.tex.gz

Abstract

LaTex article and report classes provide a built-in abstract environment,

\begin{abstract}
...
\end{abstract}

When using the book class you can use an unordered \chapter*{} statement indeed,

\chapter*{Abstract}
...

Table of contents

A table of contents is automatically generated by LaTex with a \tableofcontents statement.

\tableofcontents

Backmatter

Appendices, glossary and references close the thesis.

Appendices

Appendices are created with the \appendix command and work as any LaTex chapters, with the possibility of using sections, subsections etc.

\appendix
% Appendix A
\chapter{Appendix A title}  
\section{...}
...
...
\section{...}
...
...
% Appendix B
\chapter{Appendix B title}
...
...

Any new \chapter{} statement will result in a new appendix with a default ordering A, B, C etc.

Glossary

Useful to collect the list of acronyms…

References (Bibliography)

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Bibliography_Management

Built-in environment: thebibliography

External tool: BibTeX (now BibLaTex) http://www.bibtex.org/



Last update: Luca Pacher - Oct 27, 2013

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