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EESC 550: Research in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Literature Review to Thesis/Dissertation - Research and Writing


Welcome to the course guide for 2021 W2 EESC 550 - this resource is designed to help guide you through the literature review research and writing process, leading into your thesis or dissertation.

Topics covered in this guide are designed to complement the in-class lectures that you will be receiving throughout this term. 

Upcoming In-Class Sessions

  1. Researching for the Literature Review: January 17, 9:00-10:00 am - Arielle
  2. Tracking Your Results: Citation management, alerts, & more: January 24, 9:00-10:00 am - Arielle
  3. Writing the Literature Review: January 31, 9:00-10:00 am - Jessica
  4. Copyright for Thesis Writing: February 7, 9:00-10:00 am - Marjorie
  5. Writing the Research ProposalFebruary 14, 9:00-10:00 am - Jessica
  6. Thesis/Dissertation Structure - Overview: February 28, 9:00-10:00 am - Amanda


Research Support:

  1. Arielle Lomness - Earth & Environmental Science Subject Librarian, available for in-person appointments or by email
  2. AskAway - provincial online quick question support (see left-hand panel)

Writing Support:

  1. Centre for Scholarly Communication (CSC) - online appointments

Copyright Support:

  1. Either by emailing Marjorie Mitchell or the general Copyright email:

UBC Websites:

  1. UBC Okanagan Library
  2. Centre for Scholarly Communication
  3. Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences Department
  4. UBC Copyright Support - Students

Other UBC Research/Subject Guides