Your research, preserved for the world to see.
If you are in a graduate degree program that requires a thesis or dissertation, you are required to submit an electronic and a print copy to the Robert L. Bogomolny Library. Below are steps to help you submit your thesis or dissertation to the library.
Preparing your Thesis or Dissertation
Before finalizing your thesis or dissertation, discuss the formatting with your adviser or program director to ensure that it matches program standards. This sample thesis template can assist you in preparing your thesis or dissertation for publication.
Once you have completed your thesis or dissertation, you will need to submit both a digital copy and a print copy to the library. The digital copy should be uploaded before you submit your print copy, otherwise you cannot get your verification form signed by Library staff.
A. Submit Your Thesis or Dissertation to UBalt's Knowledge Works ( KnowledgeWorks@UBalt ) and ProQuest Digital Dissertations
Submit your digital copy to UBalt's KnowledgeWorks@UBalt , an open-access institutional repository which allows students and faculty to publish their scholarly and creative works for other researchers to access. This is a two-step process:
- Please register in the system, and a KnowledgeWorks team member will email you to let you know you are approved and ready to submit.
- Once you are approved, you may then submit your work using our submission instructions, which will help you navigate the interface and submission process.
In addition, all doctoral candidates and some master’s students are required to submit a digital copy of their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest Digital Dissertations. This places the thesis or dissertation in a national, searchable database for other researchers to use and cite. See the guidelines for authors, or submit your completed thesis or dissertation.
B. Submit a Print Copy of Your Thesis or Dissertation to the Robert L. Bogomolny Library
Students are required to submit one print copy of their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation that will be bound and kept in the library’s collection. The library will cover the cost of binding for this copy. **Additional copies can be submitted for binding at a cost of $20 each. If you want your personal copies mailed to you after binding, please add $3 to the cost of each copy. Payment will be accepted by cash or checks made payable to “University of Baltimore.” Fill out the Dissertation/Thesis Binding Request form to include with your print copy(ies). Please confirm with your program director to see if you need to have a print copy bound for your department.
Formatting specifications for your print copy:
- The left margin should be 1.5 inches to accommodate binding. Line spacing should be 1.5, and pages should be single-sided.
- The library’s copy must be submitted on acid-free 100% cotton paper (often called “thesis paper”--Southworth is one brand available on Amazon) for archival purposes. Additional copies do not have to be printed on acid-free cotton paper. TIP: Print copies can be made at Fedex or Staples.
- The Library’s copy must include a sign-off page with the original signatures of the student’s thesis or dissertation committee. Digital signatures are accepted.
Other Things to Know:
- A Student Checklist can be found in the sidebar, as well as quick links to the two forms and submission instructions.
- Materials are typically sent to the bindery once a year. The binding process takes approximately four weeks.
- To ensure a library staff member will be available to receive your thesis/dissertation, required forms, and payment, please make an appointment by emailing Debbie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please fill out both forms ( Dissertation/Thesis Binding Request Form and Dissertation/Thesis Verification Form ) before coming to the library.
- Alternatively, you can mail your print copy(ies) with the forms and payment to:
- Robert L. Bogomolny Library
The University of Baltimore
ATTN: Debbie Li
1420 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
- Robert L. Bogomolny Library
Questions? Contact Debbie Li.