Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETD)

Arrangement of Contents - Front Content

Generally, this is the order in which the following components appear.

1. Title Page

The title page should contain the following information: the title of the thesis, the name of the CGSR, the degree for which the thesis is submitted, the name of the department or college, the name of the institution, the full name of the author, and the copyright notation. No other information should appear. The supervisor's name should not appear on the title page.  The copyright notation should be as follows:  Copyright, Jane Doe, June 2005.  All Rights Reserved.
(Note: The date refers to the date of oral examination of the thesis.)

* Sample title page: PDF / Word

2. Permission to Use and Disclaimer Statement

Students hold copyright to their thesis. They are expected to include in the front of their thesis a statement in paragraph form granting permission to use the thesis under specifically stated conditions and indicting the address of the position, department, or college to which requests for such permission should be sent.

Reference in a thesis/dissertation to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the University of Saskatchewan. The views and opinions of the author do not state or reflect those of the University of Saskatchewan, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. The Disclaimer statement is required when there are proprietary brand names etc. used in the thesis/dissertation

* Sample permission to use and disclaimer statement: PDF / Word

3. Abstract

The abstract should identify clearly and succinctly the purpose of the research, the methods used, the results obtained and the significance of the results or findings. The abstract must not exceed 350 words (1 word = 5 letters or spaces). A figure or figures may be included in the abstract.

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4. Acknowledgements

The content of this single page is left to the discretion of the author. It is suggested however that the page make reference to guidance received by the author from his or her supervisor and Advisory Committee members. Reference should also be made to any financial assistance received to carry out the project. Any extraordinary assistance received by the student, for example in word processing, data collection, data analysis, and so on, should be properly acknowledged. The acknowledgements should not exceed 250 words.

5. Dedication

Inclusion of dedication is permitted.

6. Table of Contents

The table of contents must list and provide page references for all elements of the thesis. For the text of the thesis it will indicate chapters, sections, and important subdivisions of each section. The numbering and format of material in the table of contents must be identical to the way this material appears in the text of the thesis. The title of each chapter or section should be written in full capitals with no terminal punctuation. The title of a subdivision of a chapter or section should be in small letters, with the exception of the first letter of significant words. Dots between titles and page numbers are optional. Page numbers should be right justified.

* Sample Table of Contents: PDF / Word

7. List of Tables

The list of tables follows the Table of Contents. This list includes the number of each table, the title, and the page number. It should have the same format as the Table of Contents.

8. List of Figures

The list of figures follows the list of tables. This list includes the number of each figure, the title, and the page number. It should have the same format as the Table of Contents.

9. List of Abbreviations

This list includes all non-standard abbreviations used in the text of the thesis. It follows the list of figures.