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Faculty & Graduate Students

Research Support

The Libraries will assist you with identifying and using research resources for your thesis or dissertation. For specific policies and procedures, contact the Graduate School --

Note: The University has instituted an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation program which is mandatory as of Fall 2016. Refer to the Graduate School page or the Registrar's Office.

See:  Old Dominion University Guide for Preparation of Theses and Dissertations (rev. 2018)
The primary purpose of this manual is to provide uniform standards regarding style and format while allowing enough flexibility to satisfy the acceptable practices of each academic discipline.


Use the photocopier in the Learning Commons near the public stations:  $.10/page

[Students only] Use any of the Learning Commons computers. You may need to add money to your account. Ask at the Help Desk.


Let us scan it.  Use the library's Document Delivery Service (Interlibrary Loan).

For articles or book chapters available at ODU Libraries (or elsewhere), faculty and graduate students can request the item through their ILLIAD account and receive it via PDF, usually within 2-3 work days. Contact ILL (757-683-4170) for more information. 

Or... you can scan it.

  • Use one of two flatbed scanners available in the Learning Commons, 1st floor. Note: no OCR option.

Funding Sources

The following are some grant funding sources to consult. It's always best to contact the ODU Office of Research for grant information and assistance.

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