In addition to the Guide, you will need to consult a style manual. Some academic units may follow a particular method of citation specific to a discipline; in those cases students should use the authoritative style manual for their field. Print style guides are available in the library and we have compiled some online style resources. If your school or college does not specify a style guide, you may use the most recent edition of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, These, and Dissertations, by Kate L. Turabian. This is the official University style manual which is available at the University Library Reference Desk and in the Campus Bookstore.
Templates are available for users of Microsoft Word, Mac Word, and LaTeX here.
You can reach the University Library's Research, Teaching & Learning Division through the following routes.
|In-person:||Reference Desk, First Floor, University Library|
You can contact Christopher Lewis in the university library.
The library permanently maintains a microfilm copy as part of the library's physical collection and an electronic copy in the American University Research Commons. A catalog record for each thesis/dissertation is added to ALADIN, the online catalog.
ALADIN, the online catalog, gives an accession number that corresponds to the microfilm copy that is stored on the lower level of the library. The microfilm copy is available for public viewing. For theses submitted through 2011, a bound copy is stored in University Archives or the WRLC Center for preservation and may be retrieved for onsite consultation. If you would like to see a bound copy, inquire at AU Archives. As of 2003, an electronic copy (a pdf file) of each thesis and dissertation is available as a free download in the Dissertations Abstracts database when that database is accessed on-campus or off-campus by current AU students, faculty or staff.
|College of Arts & Sciences||Lauren Tabbara, Graduate Academic Programs Manager|
|School of Communication||Jean McGee, Director of Graduate Advising|
|School of International Service||Garric Buzzard, PhD Program Coordinator (202) 885-6582|
|School of Public Affairs||Robert Briggs, Academic Counselor|
|Washington College of Law||Bill Ryan, Law Librarian|