An academic thesis, also known as a dissertation, is a substantial work produced by a graduate student to communicate their research and earn a degree. A thesis will typically include a review of the current state of research in the field of interest followed by a central hypothesis to investigate further. The bulk of the thesis will then focus around the methods and results of the research performed, followed by a discussion on how the results add to the field in general. Theses are long, highly structured and include a lot of advanced document tools such as cross-referencing ; this is where LaTeX really shines. This template is designed for writing books and graduate-level theses and provides numerous examples and documentation to enable complex requirements.
Tips and tools for writing your LaTeX thesis or dissertation in Overleaf, including templates, managing references , and getting started guides. Many citation management tools support the ability to export and import lists of references in. Find list of BibTeX styles available on Overleaf here. View a video tutorial on how to include a bibliography using BibTeX here.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5. This five-part series of articles uses a combination of video and textual descriptions to teach the basics of writing a thesis using LaTeX. These tutorials were first published on the original ShareLateX blog site during August ; consequently, today's editor interface Overleaf has changed considerably due to the development of ShareLaTeX and the subsequent merger of ShareLaTeX and Overleaf. However, much of the content is still relevant and teaches you some basic LaTeX—skills and expertise that will apply across all platforms. In the previous post we looked at adding a bibliography to our thesis using the biblatex package.