CLRS 890 Color Science graduate research, CLRS 750 /751 Historical Research: Graduate Research is a process!

Designed for new Color Science graduate students. including Historical Perspectives course

Research and Writing Tips

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  1. The first chapter of your thesis/dissertation should be written to create an interest in your research for both technical and non technical readers.
  2. Take the time to search multidisciplinary databases that provide non technical background information as well
  3. Your document will be read by someone who does not have the same subject expertise as you do or is from a different subject discipline that is why background information and definitions are helpful.
  4. Use the Web of Science database to follow frequently cited works, authors and the cited references. 
  5. Use datasets and statistics by professional research groups and government organizations.
  6. Avoid the use of retracted journal articles. Be aware of expensive reports for purchase.
  7. Doublecheck preprint servers journal articles, to make sure they were peer reviewed for final publication.
  8. In your conclusion support your recommendations with journal articles that discuss trends and solutions.
  9. The last chapter of your dissertation/thesis should provide suggestions about future research on your topic.


COS Librarian Adwoa Boateng at

My background:

I have worked in a variety of environments with different types of professionals, which enables me to understand processes and to help you with your literature review and research.

As a lab technician I worked with engineers, scientists , manufacturing, sales personnel, OSHA/regulatory personnel, in QC and new product development laboratories at General Electric and Corning Inc.  

As a technical information scientist and library manager, I conducted Information research projects at Corning, Bausch @ Lomb and Xerox for engineers, scientists, marketing/sales, OSHA and regulatory personnel.

As a Business Services analyst I was involved with information technology installation projects at the USPTO, EDS and Xerox.

I look forward to working with you.

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