Honors students are encouraged to upload a final copy of their honors or masters theses to the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center.
The following departments have given approval to deposit final, accepted honors theses at the Oberlin/OhioLINK site: African American Studies, Anthropology, Archeological Studies, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnomusicolgy, Hispanic Studies, History, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Musicology, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Russian and Russian Studies, Sociology, Theater & Dance, Third World Studies. (Due to potential research, scientific data, and publishing concerns, Biology and Neuroscience honors papers will not be uploaded.)
- To begin the process of submitting your honors thesis, go to the OhioLINK ETD Center login page, and register as a new user.
- Read all information about the submission process carefully. Contact Alan Boyd if anything is unclear.
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available at the ETD Center website.
- When loaded at the OhioLINK site, your thesis will be discoverable by Google and other internet search engines, and you'll have a permanent URL at the OhioLINK site that you can cite in your resume or other scholarly papers .
- Adobe PDF with all fonts embedded is the normal format used for thesis submission, see the Frequently Asked Questions link on the submissions web pages.
- UMI submission is not possible for honors papers; during the upload process select the first option (i.e. " Do not upload my paper to UMI") and ignore the copyright registration check off immediately following.
- Copyright issues are explained during the submission process and in the FAQ; if you have some content within your honors thesis that is not your own creative work (e.g. photographs taken by others) consult with Alan Boyd.
If you have used materials from the OC Archives in your thesis, please check with Archives staff for permission to post those materials online. The Archives will generally provide a web resolution digital image at no charge and ask you to use the credit line "Photo Courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives" in your thesis.
If you have used images of items from the collections of the Allen Memorial Art Museum in your thesis, please make sure they are at a "web resolution" of no more than 72 ppi. Use the credit line "Courtesy of the Allen Memorial Art Museum"
Library staff will be notified automatically of your submission. They will review the descriptive portion of your submission and will contact your OC faculty advisor as needed prior to releasing your honors paper on the public OhioLINK site and adding a catalog record to OBIS.
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