The Saint Peter's University Digital Repository provides free and open access to scholarly and creative works, research, publications and reports by Saint Peter's University's faculty, students, staff and administrative units.
UMI ProQuest has been a leading depository for theses and dissertations since 1938. Its ProQuest Digital Dissertations service has over two million entries from more than 1,000 graduate schools and universities. The depository grows annually at the rate of approximately 60,000 titles yearly.
Congratulations on finishing your coursework and defending your thesis or dissertation. We admire your academic achievement and contribution to the scholarly literature. Now it's time to make your scholarship accessible to researchers through publication.
In order to be eligible for graduation you must submit your thesis or dissertation for publication in both the ProQuest national repository and the Saint Peter's University Digital Repository. Before publishing your document, it may require additional review and preparation.
The following preliminary steps are required prior to uploading your dissertation to ProQuest. Please contact your program director if you are unsure as to whether your dissertation is ready for upload.
When you are certain your document is approved and ready, follow these steps to complete the publication process.
a. Traditional Publishing (Free): your thesis will only be viewable to individual or institutional ProQuest subscribers
b. Open Access Publishing PLUS ($95.00): your thesis will be available freely to internet users via ProQuest databases
*By uploading your thesis to ProQuest we will automatically include it in the Saint Peter’s University Digital Repository, an OpenAccess database, searchable via Google, that makes our scholarship available to researchers freely via the internet. For this reason, most Saint Peter’s students choose “Traditional Publishing” from ProQuest.
Thank you for contributing your scholarship to the library’s print and digital collections. If for any reason you would like your dissertation or thesis excluded from the Saint Peter’s University Digital Repository please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
A note about copyright:
Whether publishing to ProQuest or the Saint Peter’s University Digital Repository, please understand that you, the author, retain copyright to your work.
Copyright privileges vest immediately upon creating your work, without the requirement of notice or registration. However, you should still include a copyright notice on your dissertation. Typical copyright notices take this form:
Copyright 2018, Jane Student or © 2018, Jane Student.
The notice should appear in a conspicuous location, customarily just after the title page.
For more information on copyright, including avoiding copyright infringement in your dissertation or thesis, see this guide from ProQuest: http://media2.proquest.com/documents/UMI_CopyrightGuide.pdf