The Graduate School announced it is sponsoring free Overleaf Pro accounts in January, 2016.
Please inform me if you notice any differences between the Graduate School's or your school or department's specifications and what puthesis does. You won't need to “reinvent the wheel.” All formatting details are done automatically, you can concentrate on the content of your thesis instead of worrying about margins, typefaces, etc.
for how to use La Te X commands to make inline or marginal notes to communicate with your major professor(s). If you are not at Purdue's West Lafayette campus check with your school/department/program to get help locally—they'll be more familiar with any special rules.
I support puthesis for all schools/departments/programs at Purdue University's West Lafayette Campus except for the Purdue Polytechnic Institute—they use their own version of puthesis.
Define \chapterbib and revised bibliography environment. Insert the following immediately before your \begin.
Bibliography In Thesis Latex
If you are using a \documentclass option to choose a different bibliography style, use that option name in the \bibliographystyle command below.
The Graduate School and I recommend you use Overleaf.
I answer puthesis questions about La Te X and how to use the Overleaf interface to La Te X.
The Thesis/Dissertation Office recommends using puthesis. It is especially convenient for typesetting mathematics.
Many people think it produces more attractive output than other systems.