Finishing Your Thesis/Dissertation? Read On!

Congratulations!  You’ve done all the hard work.  Now let Langsdale help you with the final administrative hurdle.  Once your department has signed off on your thesis or dissertation, you must submit two print copies to Langsdale Library.  Instructions as well as the two required forms are available at the Thesis and Dissertation Submission Page.
If you are writing a doctoral dissertation, you probably know about a departmental requirement to submit a copy to ProQuest.  If you are writing a master’s thesis, you may not have heard of ProQuest, as it is a requirement for only a few.  What you may not know is how submitting to ProQuest – requirement or not – can benefit you.
Langsdale subscribes to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text (listed on our Databases page as “Digital Dissertations & Theses”), as do many other universities and research institutions.  You can check it out here. Subscribers can not only search but also retrieve the full text of hundreds of thousands of theses and dissertations.  Even if a researcher is not affiliated with a subscribing institution, s/he can search the abstracts.  And your work will be discovered by the research world!
The instructions on the Langsdale Thesis and Dissertation Submission Page include information on submitting your thesis or dissertation to Digital Dissertations  Even if you are not required to do so, think about submitting anyway.  Anyone can submit their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest, at no charge. 
To get more information from the author’s (your!) perspective, go to ProQuest’s Authors “Why Submit?” page.  
The members of Langsdale’s Technical Services and Content Management Department look forward to seeing you when you bring in your print copies.  Along with the two required forms… 

Questions?   Contact Betty Landesman, Head of Technical Services and Content Management at Langsdale Library, 410-837-4204,

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