This Guide outlines the University's formatting requirements for the dissertation or thesis, to be used in conjunction with the style guide appropriate to the student's discipline (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. or the Turabian* manual, which is the default style guide for the University ) and UMI's "Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission," available on the UMI submission site at
The following style guide may be downloaded from The American Physical Society: (pdf), published by The American Physical Society, compiled and edited by Anne Waldron, Peggy Judd, and Valerie Miller, February 1993. It may be old, but it is very useful.
Honors Thesis Style Guide [pdf] - Department of Economics
The following is one way in which to order headings and to type them. Students following APA style may use the format in the APA Style Guide, however, the format below is preferred for NYU Steinhardt dissertations.
All theses and dissertations must use the standard citation style guide for their respective disciplines to cite their sources. Examples of these guises include, but are not limited to, APA, ASA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian styles. For some disciplines, the accepted style guide is one of a particular journal. And you list both sources in your reference list. The actual format will differ depending on the style guide you use (the above is APA).