Before you start, you may want to review other theses in your subject area. Not only will they help you to gain an idea of the structure, style, and format used, they can also give you an overview on what has been written previously on your topic of interest.
- Use the Masters Theses Archive to find electronic copies of Cranfield Masters theses since 2006. You can search or browse by school, title, author, supervisor or date. For more information see our post on accessing past theses online.
Drop-in to MIRC or Kings Norton Library for some background reading
We have a number of books in Cranfield’s libraries which offer guidance on writing your thesis or dissertation.
- Use Library Search to find relevant books, or check the shelves at 8.081 for books on thesis writing. Books on business research can be found at 65.001 and research methods at 3.001.
SOM students, use the MIRC thesis support page
The MIRC website provides resources on finding research information, journal rankings, and guides to writing your thesis.
- Check out the MIRC thesis support page for useful links and resources to help you prepare for your thesis all in one place.
Keep a record of all the articles you read and use
Don’t forget that your references are an essential part of your thesis. Remember to note down the details of all the sources you have used and make sure you know how to correctly cite and reference.
- Go to the Referencing Support page for links to our referencing guides in the Harvard Cranfield style, and tools to help you store and manage your references.
Check out related blog posts
Lastly don’t forget to explore MIRC’s posts on the Information Services blog for help with your literature search.
- Writing a systematic literature review? Check out our post on where to begin here.
- Need advice on searching for articles? Read our top tips here.
- Want to know about journal rankings? Click here for information on the different rankings.
- Check out the relevant guides on finding company and industry information, financial information and market and brand analysis.
As always if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.