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Legal Writing and Research: A Bibliography for Grad Students


1. LC6009 Graduate Research Seminar Texts

Doing a literature review: releasing the research imagination / Chris Hart; 2nd ed; Sage Publications, 2018 (H62 Har 2018) 

Good reasoning matters! : a constructive approach to critical thinking / Leo A. Groarke, Christopher W. Tindale; 5th ed; OUP, 2013 (BC177 Gro 2013)

Stepping stones to achieving your doctorate : by focusing on your viva from the start / Vernon Trafford and Shosh Leshem; Open University Press, 2008 (LB2369 Tra 2008)

Surviving your dissertation: a comprehensive guide to content and process / Kjell Erik Rudestam, Rae R. Newton; 4th ed; Sage, 2015 (LB2369 Rud 2015) 

2. Other Texts in Library Collection

Academic writing : a handbook for international students / Stephen Bailey; 4th ed; Routledge, 2015 (PE1413 Bai 2015; Science Library)

A concise guide to writing a thesis or dissertation: educational research and beyond / Halyna M. Kornuta and Ron W. Germaine; 2nd ed; Routledge, 2019 (ebook)

How Not to Write a Thesis or Dissertation: A Guide to Success through Failure / Mikael Sundström; Edward Elgar, 2020 -- on order

What is good academic writing? : insights into discipline-specific student writing / Melinda Whong; Bloomsbury, 2020 (ebook)

Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide / By Randy L. Joyner, William A. Rouse, Allan A. Glatthorn; 4th ed; Corwin, 2018 (LB2369 Joy 2018)

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A selection of general guides on writing dissertations is listed below. Do note that guidelines may be specific to the institution: