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ETD Process Requirements
ETD Process Checklists
ETD Formatting Requirements
ETD Quick Links
While we focus on the formatting side of things, you may find yourself needing assistance with writing, copyright and plagiarism issues, or software issues. We've gathered information
and links to USF departments and external websites, in the hopes that it may be of help to you as you write and format your ETD.
USF Library & Other Resources
||The Writing Studio at USF | CLICK HERE
Over the past few years, the Writing Center in the Library has become The Writing Studio. They offer workshops, one-on-one appointments (in person, online, and over the phone),
and valuable resources for students. They focus on the writing process - organization, brainstorming, assisting with guidelines, citations/references, grammar, punctuation, and much more.
||Using Previously Published Materials in Your ETD | CLICK HERE
USF Guide for graduate students who wish to use previously published articles in their theses or dissertations.
||Help with Copyright | CLICK HERE
As we state in the section on Copyright - it's not always as clear and simple as we sometimes like to think. You may need to figure out how to properly obtain copyright permission,
cite something properly, figure out if you even need to have permission to reprint a figure, picture, or written work. Even if you've published your own work, in nearly all cases, you still
need permission from the publisher to reprint that work. That's where our librarians who specialize in copyright issues can help! There's a lot of great information on this site,
and if you need personal assistance, they are here for you!
||Avoiding Plagiarism | CLICK HERE
Another related and serious topic is plagiarism. There's been an increase in cases of plagiarism in both academia and the professional world over the last decade.
As information is more accessible and at your fingertips, it's becoming harder to ensure you avoid plagiarizing another person's work. Many times, people don't even mean to plagiarize -
it was just a simple mistake that can still have a major academic and professional impact. This guide has some really valuable information
and links to help you cite sources, quote properly, and avoid plagiarism!
||USF Regulation 3.027 - Academic Integrity | CLICK HERE
I'm sure you've heard of Academic Integrity, but have you ever wondered what the USF Regulations of Academic Integrity say? Violations include cheating; plagiarism; fabrication, forgery, & obstruction;
complicity, misconduct in research & creative endeavors; and misuse of computers & intellectual property. This explains all of the processes, repercussions, and guidelines USF uses
when these incidents arise.