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LIBRARY SUPPORT FOR RESEARCHERS
Preparation for Thesis Deposit
Consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies Submit your thesis or practicum
- Preparation considerations:
- Have you entered into a publication agreement that impacts the content of your thesis? (ie. your publishing agreement include 'first right of distribution' that requires your thesis be embargoed) If so, what is the duration of that restriction?
- Have you cleared all permissions for all third-party content that is contained in your thesis? (i.e. you have obtained all copyright permissions for any figures, images etc. included in your thesis)
- If you have supplemental material including datasets, software, coding, GIS-related datasets or maps, you can include these in your thesis as additional files, and/or to deposit in other relevant repositories and then include citations with DOIs in your thesis.
- Have all of the following information ready to enter into the thesis form (record) to assist in discovery for your thesis:
- Six relevant keywords describing your thesis (preferably using subject terms recognized by your discipline)
- Names of advisor/co-advisor(s) and examining committee with ORCIDs (if available)
- If you have received external funding, include sponsor name, grant ID and other descriptor information.
- Follow the preparation list as indicated in Faculty of Graduate Studies Submit your thesis or practicum in the section: Before you submit your thesis or practicum
- Thesis must be in PDF format. If your thesis is in an alternative layout to that of letter dimensions and need assistance converting it to PDF, contact WENDY PRYSTENSKI at least 1 month before deposit deadline for graduation.
- As part of submission, you will be asked to sign two documents: Copyright License and Distribution statement of Understanding.
Preparing your thesis for defense and deadlines is tough enough but sometimes, the final step of depositing your thesis in MSpace can also seem like another daunting step. Come ready with your questions and we’ll be happy to answer them and help make the process less stressful.