The Library utilizes a web platform called Dominican Scholar to collect and manage electronic theses. Once the student has uploaded their thesis to Dominican Scholar, the Library will review the submission for formatting and copyright and then post it online in Dominican Scholar.
All students required by their department to submit a thesis or capstone project to the Library must do so electronically; paper copies will not be accepted. The copy submitted to the copy must be the same as the thesis submitted to and accepted by the department.
To deposit your manuscript you’ll first need to create an account with Dominican Scholar. If you created an account to present at the University’s Scholarly and Creative Works conference, use the same account for your thesis.
Once you have your account set up follow the steps to deposit your manuscript
After you deposit your manuscript, the Library will ensure that all the information has been entered correctly and that the manuscript has been formatted according to the guidelines. If everything is correct your manuscript will receive a DOI and then be posted.
If errors are found within the manuscript itself the Library will notify you of corrections that need to be made. You'll be able to resubmit the updated version of your manuscript with no penalty.
Once your manuscript has been received the any requested corrections have been verified the Library will notify your manuscript advisor.
You should receive an email notifying you that your manuscript is available with a URL linking to your manuscript. Depending on when you submit your manuscript and the number of theses received this process could take several days.
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