CSULB M.S. Thesis Template
M.S. thesis template at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) for the Department of Physics and Astronomy
- (2016-01-09) Updated style sheets to support bold titles instead of underlines
- (2019-08-04) Simplified main file
How to Use
git to clone the M.S. thesis template:
git clone https://github.com/thomasgredig/MSthesis-template
As the compiler use
miktex with the appropriate GUI, on Mac that would probably be
TeXShop and on Windows, it would be
WinShell. If you do not want to worry about compilers
you can use the OverLeaf environment online and upload these files. Moreover, for tables an online generator is
really useful, such as TableGenerator.
- try to compile
- add figures into folders
Figsand generated in
Figs-Generated, see Gredig Lab Guidelines
- add bibliography file (export from Zotero)
- Complete the files in the manuscript folder
The workflow should be that you have data in the
RAW folder, then R scripts to process the RAW data and produce graphs in the
Figs-Generated folder. The thesis will reference those figures. The prefix of the image / graphics file is name of the R file, so if a graphics needs to be modified, the source location can easily be found. Data in the
RAW folder can never be modified.
You can find more tips on how to write a compelling M.S. thesis using the Gredig Lab Guidelines. If the Bibliography file needs to be shortened, then use LaTeX Trim BibTeX Utility. You should cite other M.S. thesis work, whenever you are using their work. Here is an automated way to generate the bibliography items, using the ProQuest Citation Generator.