When preparing a thesis or dissertation for digital publication, a student may wish to consider the below linked pages simultaneously. The first, The Required Elements of Theses/Dissertations, details the specific ordering of required and optional pages and some details on formatting. The second, The Manual of Basic Formatting Requirements for ETDs, gives more specific formatting instructions for the various required documents and in general.
There are some variations among departments concerning textual arrangement and reference formatting of theses and dissertations. One example is the inclusion of references at the end of each chapter (only those references used in the chapter itself), as opposed to having an all-inclusive list of references at the end of the dissertation, to be used only when individual chapters may be submitted as journal articles. Students should consult with their research advisor and committee about department requirements.
Students should read these web pages entirely and carefully; there is great detail provided to help the student prepare an ETD. It may also prove useful to consult the FAQs list (linked above) about ETDs. More specific questions may be directed to Michelle Eble (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marquerite Bond (email@example.com) at the Graduate School.
You can browse previously submitted ECU theses and dissertations through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database or the ScholarShip, ECU's institutional repository. You can refine your search to theses or dissertations from your department. Please Note: some theses and dissertations are restricted or embargoed and you may not be able to access the full text. Please contact the Scholarly Communication Department or the Reference Desk with questions.