Useful links and manuals

Sites and books where you can find useful advice for thesis writing. Remember that you will always have to check the formal guidelines of your own institution as well.


Websites in Dutch



Doorewaard, Hans & Piet Verschuren. Designing a research project. The Hague, Boom/Lemma, 2010

Insightful book, doing justice to the complexity and creativity of doing research. Not only meant for Master students, but also for PhD students and supervisors.


Dunleavy, Patrick. Authoring a PhD. How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003  

Well received by PhD candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Helps to cope with both intellectual issues and practical difficulties. 


Evans, David et al. How to write a better thesis. Melbourne University Press, 2011 

Emphasizes logical reasoning and structuring. Examples coming from a variety of disciplines. 


Murray, Rowena. How to write a thesis. Berkshire, Open University Press, 2011 

Well received book for students from all disciplines, also helpful to build confidence and stay motivated.


Neville, Colin. The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2007


Turabian, Kate L. et al. A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations. University of Chicago Press, 2007 

Much consulted, classic manual, especially for researchers writing in Chicago style. This latest edition was revised to incorporate internet references.