If used, an appendix follows the text but precedes the references or bibliography. The pages of the appendix are numbered consecutively with the rest of the text. There is considerable flexibility in the kind of material that may be placed in appendices: computer programs, tables of raw data, questionnaires, letters, original historical source material, etc. Each appendix should be sequenced with upper-case letters of the alphabet (APPENDIX A, APPENDIX B). If there is only one appendix, no letter is used; one appendix may or may not have an explanatory title. If there is more than one appendix, each has an explanatory title. The appendix title(s) must be listed in the table of contents in all upper-case letters. Subheadings in an appendix, however, are not listed in the table of contents. Subheadings in an appendix follow the same subheading scheme selected for the text.
The enumeration of any illustrative material (tables, figures, etc.) in the appendix is continuous with the text (e.g., if Table 20 is the last table in the text, the first table in the appendix is Table 21; if local numbering is used in the text, it is also used in appendices). The format and type font used in the appendix must be consistent with the rest of the manuscript. Exceptions are computer programs or similar documents. Consult with the thesis editor if there are questions concerning appendix materials.
Material in the appendix must adhere to the same margin specifications and print size specifications (characters may be no smaller than 2 millimeters) as the rest of the manuscript.
A separate page for the title of each appendix (i.e., part-title page) is often used when diverse, previously printed materials (e.g., computer printouts, letters used in questionnaire surveys, questionnaires, etc.) are included. If a part-title page is used with one appendix, part-title pages must be used with all appendices. The first line of the title (e.g., APPENDIX A) begins at mid-page, centered within the thesis margins. The title of the appendix (e.g., QUESTIONNAIRES) follows after a heading space and is centered within the thesis margins. The part-title page is counted in sequence with the rest of the manuscript but no number appears on the page. The part-title page is considered the first page of the appendix for the purposes of the table of contents (see appendices herein).
Some departments require submission of a DVD. DVDs may not be submitted electronically because of copyright issues. However, students in departments with this requirement must submit two DVDs: one to the Thesis Office to be forwarded to Special Collections in the Marriott Library and one the student submits to his or her department.