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Graduate students

The purpose of this guide is to point you to the resources, tools, and services provided by UOB Libraries, which can help you accomplish your project or thesis efficiently and effectively.


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UOB libraries bring new expectations to your researching abilities. Our professional staff and instructors are here to help you to develop academic and information literacy competencies needed to become effective researcher capable of finding, evaluating and using information in independent and self-directed information-seeking environments.

One-on-one research assistance
Our reference librarian is ready to provide research assistance for a given research project.

Appointments are not required ; just stop by our reference librarian's office or send us an email to

Tailored instruction and training sessions 
These sessions examine what is expected for a specific assignment or course, which may include:

  • Subject-specific databases (Medicine, Engineering, Education, e​tc.)
  • Citation styles and referencing tools (APA, MLA, RefWorks)

Fill in this form to book your session. 

LISP400 Master's Thesis/Project Seminar

LISP400 is a graduate library seminar consisting of 4 sessions. The course provides a general background on the presentation of graduate project reports and theses. It aims at building students’ awareness on the different components that reflect the academic value of a thesis or a project. It stresses the importance of the originality of the scientific content; researching and citing the references; copyright; and the final work format and submission.

Upon the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Know about project/thesis registration and grading as per the Registrar’s rules and regulations.
  2. Have a general idea about intellectual property, copyright and plagiarism.
  3. Identify the academic difference between an undergraduate project and a master project/thesis, while both have the same solid scientific basis and the same aim to originality.
  4. Master the steps leading from the conception of the work to its presentation.
  5. Search, identify, and evaluate the sources of information.
  6. Learn to cite used sources.
  7. Follow the format and presentation process that leads to have the final work accepted by the Library and published online through the University network.