Doing Research in Geography: Overview

Tips For Students Geography Masters Program

Tips for success when in a master's program:

American Geographical Society

  • Geographical Review
  • Focus on Geography

Wiley Spotlight Geography


Managing Citations

Citation Formatting Tools

Citation Styles

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.

For more information, see Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus and the Library's Copyright Statement (in particular, the Appropriate Use of Oviatt Library's Electronic Resources section).

Paper & Thesis Preparation

Search the catalog for the subject:

          Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.  or

 Dissertations, Academic--Authorship

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)

CSUN Thesis requirements