Libraries has published an online dissertation planner to help doctoral students chart the steps to complete their dissertation. It is particularly beneficial to students who are just beginning to lay the groundwork for their dissertations.
Divided into six sections, the planner provides suggestions for issues including how to identify a workable research topic, what to consider when establishing a dissertation committee, and how to plan for the writing process. It also includes lists of resources for a variety of topics, ranging from library research to scholarly publishing.
The dissertation planner is adapted from the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Dissertation Calculator. Feel free to send comments or suggestions for the planner to .