Student Submissions

Theses and dissertations

All electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are automatically archived under the direction of The Graduate School. For more information regarding electronic thesis and dissertation policies, please consult The Graduate School.

Honors Papers

Students in the Lloyd International Honors College have the option of adding their Senior Honors Projects to NC DOCKS. Students must fill out the Senior Honors Project Release Agreement (available through the Honors College office), and must fill out the following online form.

Other student works

For other non-published student work archived in NC DOCKS:

  • Each work must be the intellectual property of a UNCG student or group of students.
  • It must be a scholarly, research, or educational work that has been nominated for inclusion by a sponsoring UNCG faculty member.
  • It must be in electronic form.
  • It must be made available for global access at no cost via the Web.
  • The author(s)/creator(s) of each work must grant to UNCG University Libraries the non-exclusive right to preserve and distribute the work in perpetuity.
  • For written works, the first page must include the Title, Author(s)'s Name(s), Date, and Name of Faculty Sponsor or Advisor.
  • For multimedia or other non-textual items, works must be accompanied by information including the Title, Author(s)'s Name(s), Date, and Name of Faculty Sponsor or Advisor.

For published student work archived in NC DOCKS:

  • Each work must be the intellectual property of a UNCG student.
  • It must have been written and/or published while the individual was enrolled at UNCG.
  • It must be a scholarly, research, or educational work.
  • It must be complete and in final form.
  • For articles and other textual materials, works must be available in one of the following forms:
    • The author's personal WORD or other word-processing copy.
    • Published online in HTML form.
    • Published online in PDF form, with a publisher that allows archiving of this version.
  • For non-textual items (presentation slides, audio, video, images, etc), items must be received from the student in a form that can be posted to the database (contact us for more information).
  • The author/creator of each work must grant to UNCG Libraries the non-exclusive right to preserve and distribute the work in perpetuity.

For more information, or to submit items, students should contact Beth Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, beth_bernhardt@uncg.edu.

The benefits of archiving your research in NC DOCKS

  • Each work is archived permanently, with a stable server and a URL that will never break (personal Web pages can change and will eventually disappear).
  • Each work is discoverable for researchers worldwide through Internet search engines (like Google), which crawl repositories like NC DOCKS and provide preferential treatment and keyword access to the full-text. In a keyword Google search, works in NC DOCKS tend to come up early in the results list, which greatly increases discoverability.
  • Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines are primary discovery tools for a vast number of researchers.
  • As a result of this discoverability and free access to the text, articles that are posted in repositories like NC DOCKS tend to be read more and cited more.
  • Statistics on how often each work has been viewed are automatically generated and appear with each citation on the author's homepage.
  • For UNCG, NC DOCKS is a great way of validating and showcasing the value of the university’s faculty and student research and creative works to society outside the classroom (UNC Tomorrow, NC taxpayers, and more).

Visit the Scholarly Communications web site for more information on institutional repositories, open access, and related issues at UNCG.