The Northern Arizona University Graduate College has partnered with Cline Library, and all NAU theses and dissertations are also available in our Institutional Repository.
All NAU theses and dissertations are published electronically through ProQuest. Through active partnerships with more than 700 universities, ProQuest disseminates and archives more than 90,000 new graduate works each year. These works are available through library subscription databases and for easy and convenient ordering.
There are two ways the top level of a Kialo discussion can be structured – multi- or single-thesis.
A multi thesis discussion has two or more theses, each of which proposes an answer to a central question. For example:
Angle: Leads to multiple benefits
Topic: Regular exercise regime
A thesis statement is the main point that the content of your essay will support. It is an contestable assertion, usually made in one or two sentences, that makes a clear argument about your research topic.
- Assert a strong position that can be challenged and debated, rather than merely describing or stating facts that cannot be contested
- Form a complete sentence that clearly explains to the reader the overall direction of the essay
- Be sufficiently narrow rather than broad, so the topic can be adequately addressed in the essay
- Communicate a single, overarching point rather than multiple points that may be too difficult or broad to support
- Be clear and specific, as opposed to overly vague, open-ended, or general
B: Hilde, Libra Rose. “Worth a Dozen Men: Women, Nursing, and Medical Care during the American
Civil War.” PhD diss., Harvard University, 2003. ProQuest (3091579).
Example 2 – Online (Commercial Database)