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CPUT Libraries has many useful books to help you write a first-class thesis or dissertation. Below is a selection of them. You can find more by searching the catalogue.
Remember: you can always get books from any other branches. Just ask at the Circulation Desk in your nearest library.
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How to write your thesis
Below is the first of a three part lecture by James Hayton. The other two parts are available here:
How to Write a Great Research Paper
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX is available as free software.
LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM) and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).
LyX combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX with the ease of use of a graphical interface.