MANUAL OF BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THESES AND DISSERTATIONS
Submission to the Library
All copies of your thesis or dissertation must be submitted to the Joyner Library Circulation Desk [phone number: (252) 328-6518]. Each one must be in a separate box or brown envelope and identified as “required” or “personal.” All required copies must be on cotton paper. Payment for personal copies must be made at the time of submission. You may pay by cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard debit or credit.
Theses. Three copies of the approved thesis must be prepared on cotton paper and submitted to the Joyner Library Circulation Desk. The library will bind the three required copies at no charge to the student. Two copies will be charged to the library and maintained in the library. One copy will be charged to the department and sent to the department. The copy sent to the department is not the advisor’s copy. Additional copies may be bound at the student’s expense.
Dissertations. The number of copies of the final approved dissertation required by your school or department must be prepared on cotton paper and submitted to the Joyner Library Circulation Desk after approval by the Graduate School. Joyner Library will submit the dissertation to Proquest for digitization and inclusion in the Proquest Dissertations and Theses database after the publishing fee and any other fees have been paid. You should confer with a library representative about all fees associated with your dissertation.
You must complete the Publishing Option form and the Dissertation Submission Form. These forms are available at the Graduate School, the Joyner Library Circulation Desk, and in the Proquest guide, “Publishing Your Doctoral Dissertation with UMI Dissertation Publishing,” which is available at: http://media.lib.ecu.edu/reference/howdoi/display.cfm?id=83.0. Pages 3 and 4 are required, along with an extra plain paper copy of your Abstract and Title page. Complete the Copyright Registration Form (page 5) if you choose to have Proquest register your copyright on your behalf (this is not required).
The library will bind all required copies at no charge to the student. Two copies will be maintained by the library and one copy will be sent to the department. The copy sent to the department is not the advisor’s copy. Additional copies may be bound at the student’s expense. Students are responsible for the distribution of personal copies.