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15 Excellent Free Books to Learn LaTeX

Last Updated on January 21, 2024

9. Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis by Nicola L. C. Talbot

Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis

Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis is intended as a brief guide on how to typeset the various components that are usually required for a thesis

This book assumes you have a basic knowledge of LaTeX. It’s recommended that you read LaTeX for Complete Novices first. There’s a link to that book on the first page of this article.

There’s a paperback version of the book available.

The book covers the following areas:

  • Introduction – covers how to build your document.
  • Getting Started.
  • Splitting a Large Document into Several Files.
  • Formatting – change the document style, change the page style, double-spacing, change the title page, tabbing and more.
  • Generating a Bibliography – JabRef, BibTeX, and Biblatex are explored.
  • Generating Indexes and Glossaries – using an external indexing application, using LaTeX to sort and collate indexes or glossaries.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version.

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10. Math into LaTeX by George Grätzer

Math into LaTeXMath into LaTeX: An Introduction to LaTeX and AMS-LaTeX is a 114 page book that’s targeted at the mathematician, engineer, scientist, or technical typist who wants to write and typeset articles containing mathematical formulae.

The book starts with a short course in LaTeX, and then proceeds to introduce TeX, LaTeX, and AMS-LaTeX. Later chapters discuss BIBTeX and MakeIndex.

This book is not released under an open source license.

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11. LaTeX Mathematics Companion by Helin Gai

The LaTeX Mathematics CompanionLaTeX Mathematics Companion assumes the reader already has some LaTeX experience.

Chapters focus on the standard LaTeX commands and environments, how to customize math formula. There’s a chapter which gives an overview of over 30 packages. The book closes with further directions on useful LaTeX resources.

This book is not released under an open source license.

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12. Getting Started with LaTeX by David R. Wilkins

Getting Started with LaTeXGetting Started with LaTeX is a short book (46 pages) that explains how to produce simple documents using LaTeX, produce mathematical formulae using LaTeX.

It also describes further features of LaTeX such as producing white space, generate lists, tables, and more.

This book is not released under an open source license.

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Next page: Page 4 – The Computer Science of TeX and LaTeX and more books

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – LaTeX Tutorials: A Primer and more books
Page 2 – Let’s Learn LaTeX and more books
Page 3 – Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis and more books
Page 4 – The Computer Science of TeX and LaTeX and more books

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