Panitza Library offers mainly online services and resources to the Executive Master’s students. The resources are of high quality and in different formats – you can find electronic books, full-text peer-reviewed journals, and single articles, newspapers, reference resources ( such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, statistical information, etc.). In addition to that, we have included a selection of free Internet resources related to your studies.
Access to the resources is provided through IP address recognition. You will have automatic access to these whenever you are in the university network (Elieff Center). When you are outside of the university network, you will have to follow the Off-campus Access instructions and you will be able to access all our electronic resources from anywhere in the world.
If you need information or any kind of assistance from the Reference Librarians, you can chat with us (chat widget on the home page), use the reference assistance form or e-mail us. We will reply to you as soon as possible.
Master’s Thesis Guidelines
Master’s Thesis Formatting Guidelines
The Master’s thesis is the culmination of your studies at AUBG. Here you can find the formatting guidelines for your Master’s projects.
Submission of the Master’s Thesis (Procedure)
As part of students’ coursework, graduation and accreditation requirements, Panitza Library catalogs, stores, and makes available all theses and other academic writings.
The bibliographic record of each received thesis will be included in the Library Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and the document can be located using the author’s name, the document subject headings, and keywords. All accompanying files will be listed in the record. The electronic versions will also be added to our Library’s Digital Collection and can be accessed only within the University’s network. This collection is open only for reference or research use.
Students must follow certain regulations to submit their theses:
- Every student is required to hand in the final version of the thesis to Pavlina Atke before the defense date.
- The copy has to be in a PDF file, named as lastname_Cohort_year.pdf. Please include all supplementary materials (webpage demos, video and audio files, PowerPoint presentation, posters, etc.).
- At your defense, Ms. Atke will also collect the following filled out and signed by you forms:
Citation Styles and Research References
In the process of writing the paper, you are going to use the knowledge and works of other writers and researchers. Whenever you do that, you will need to document your source by indicating what you borrowed and from whom.
You must consult your supervisor for any specific reference style requirements. Some of the most popular citation styles are:
MLA Style – Modern Languages Association style – mainly used in literature, arts, and humanities areas.
APA Style – American Psychological Association style – mainly used in psychology, education, and other social sciences.
Chicago Style – mainly used in books, magazines, newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications.
We encourage you to use the following tools to assemble the list of works, cited in your paper:
Mendeley– Mendeley is a free reference manager and PDF reader designed for faculty and students for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. Please contact a librarian for an account and more information.
Zotero and Citation Generator – online tools for MLA, APA and Chicago Bibliographic Formats. It takes care of punctuation, alphabetization and formatting, producing a polished source list for import into Word.
Need more information? See our special Resources Guide.