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UWaterloo Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Get Started

Everything you need to know about electronic theses and dissertations at Waterloo

About This Guide

This Guide is provided for UWaterloo graduate students who are preparing to submit their doctoral or master's thesis to UWSpace.

It describes electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) preparation, submission, access, and preservation.

The Guide includes information concerning issues related to ETDs, including copyright issues and the open access movement.

Have you been contacted by a Publisher?

WARNING! We are aware that many graduate students and post-docs are being approached with offers to publish their theses. Please read more on the Copyright and Licensing Author Guide

Deletion of This Guide

This guide is being reformatted. This guide largely duplicates information found on the following pages: 

In order to ensure that the information you receive is as current and accurate as possible, this guide will be reformatted and replaced with a simple list of links, and an FAQ to facilitate direction to the appropriate services. 

If the information you are looking for has been removed, please contact us; the old version of this guide will be retained until the end of the 2016.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hestitate to be in touch with either Will Roy, Digital Repository Scholarship Specialist, or Lauren Byl, Copyright & Licensing Librarian. 

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs): Preparation, Submission, Preservation, Access