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Faculty & Graduate Students



The Libraries will assist graduate students with identifying and using research resources for your thesis or dissertation. Contact a liaison librarian for assistance.

Since 2016, ODU instituted an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) program -- electronic format is now required for all students. All dissertations and theses will be submitted and available electronically through ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses @ ODU, and the University's official copy will be available through the university's institutional repository: ODU Digital Commons. No new print copies are available in the University Libraries. In fact, all pre-2016 dissertations and some theses are available in the repository; we are currently working on digitizing pre-2016 Master's theses which should be available electronically sometime in 2024.

For more information about submitting your ETD, including the official guide, go to the ODU Graduate School Resources page.

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