Tips For Students Geography Masters Program
Tips for success when in a master's program:
- Identification of core journals in your field
- Proper citation formats
- Value of annotated bibliographies
- Cited references searching
- Journal impact factors
- Establishing personal accounts on databases for:
- tracking articles
- setting up alerts
- search history
- Interlibrary Loan
- Borrowing priviledges
- Request purchase of titles
- Campus VPN
- Geographical Review
- Focus on Geography
Citation Formatting Tools
- American Anthropology Association citation style guide
- APA Style Guide (PDF) by Eric Garcia
- MLA Style Guide (PDF) by Eric Garcia
- Chicago Manual of Style Online
Access Databases from Off Campus
Only current CSUN students, faculty and staff can access our databases from off campus. To access the databases from off campus, click the name of the database. You will then see a screen asking you to log in, using your CSUN User ID and password (the same ID and password you use to log in to the portal).
An alternative is to download and use the campus Virtual Private Network. This allows you to use your computer as if it was on campus. The VPN also supports uploading files to your campus udrive.
Paper & Thesis Preparation
Search the catalog for the subject:
Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. or
Clark, Irene L. 2007. Writing the successful thesis and dissertation: entering the conversation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Available also as a Kindle book
Harmon, Joseph E., and Alan G. Gross. 2010. The craft of scientific communication. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Murray, Rowena. 2011. How to write a thesis. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Wolcott, Harry F. 2001. Writing up qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications.(Floor 3 T11 .W65 2001)