advice and resources about the submission of electronic theses


Postgraduate students must submit an electronic copy of their thesis in addition to the traditional hardbound printed copies. The e-thesis will be stored in e-Prints, the University's research repository, and will nomally be made immediately and freely available via the web. e-Prints is indexed by Google and other search engines, so your thesis can be discovered by other researchers using a simple web search - and then hopefully read and cited.

This page links to advice and resources to help you understand the issues raised by e-theses and to make the production of a lengthy electronic document as easy as possible.


A guide to making your e-thesis available

This 10-minute presentation introduces e-theses, outlines their benefits and the issues they raise and describes the process requird to create and submit them. It is available as an Adobe Presenter slideshow, as an MP4 video and as a YouTube video with optional captions for accessibility.


Advice about e-theses from the Library for students, supervisors and administrative staff


Frequently Asked Questions

Information and advice about the key issues.


“I wish I'd known that earlier”

Useful advice for those at the start of their research.


How to create an electronic thesis

Practical advice about the best ways to word-process a long document and export it as a PDF file.


A-Z Index

Find the information you need quickly.


Interesting Links

Academic debate about e-theses


If you have any comments about this website or questions that are not answered here, please email us:
Isobel Stark (University Library)
Adam Warren (LATEU)

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last updated on February 23, 2011
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