The University requires students to provide Langsdale Library with two copies of all master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be bound and maintained for student and faculty use. The copies must include a sign-off page with the original signatures of the student’s thesis or dissertation committee members to be considered an official copy. Library copies must be submitted on acid-free paper (sometimes labeled “dissertation or thesis paper”) for preservation purposes. For formatting guidelines, see the second page of the Thesis/Dissertation Binding Request Form. Langsdale Library provides for the cost of binding the two Langsdale copies. If students would like additional copies bound, the charge is $10 per copy. Langsdale accepts payment by check, payable to “University of Baltimore.” Payments for additional copies must be submitted in advance.
Students should deliver copies of their theses or dissertations to Langsdale Library, Room 202, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please fill out the Thesis/ Dissertation Binding Request Form , and bring it with you. Materials are sent to the bindery at the end of the semester. The binding process takes approximately four weeks.
Students submitting a thesis or dissertation must also complete the student section of the Thesis/ Dissertation Verification Form and submit it to Langsdale with the print copies of their dissertation. A library staff member will sign the form, which should then be given to the student’s thesis/dissertation director.
Doctoral candidates and some master’s students are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest/UMI Digital Dissertations in addition to submitting their print copies to Langsdale Library. This places the thesis or dissertation in a national, searchable database for other researchers to use and cite. Instructions are available here.
For more information, you may contact Betty Landesman, Head of Technical Services during regular business hours.