As part of students’ coursework, graduation and accreditation requirements, Panitza Library stores and makes available senior theses and other academic writings such as independent study or senior/capstone projects.
This collection is included in the Library’s archive and is open only for reference or research use. The paper copies are stored at the Circulation desk. The electronic files are available in the Library’s digital collection and can be accessed only within the university’s network.
Students must follow certain regulations to submit their theses/projects:
Every student is required to hand in the final version of the thesis/project to the Library shortly before/after the defense date.
The copy has to be in paper or in electronic format, including all supplementary materials (webpage demos, video and audio files, PowerPoint presentation, posters, etc.). After reviewing the completeness of the work, the librarian will accept and file it for further processing. PDFs are generally favored over print copies.
Upon submission, the student must fill in a form giving the following data:
Author information: full name, AUBG ID number, address, e-mail
Supervisor: full name
Thesis information: title, subtitle, university department, keywords, number and format of submitted files
Abstract (100-200 words).
Panitza Library catalogues every thesis/project it receives. The bibliographic record will be included in the Library Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and the document can be located using the author’s and supervisor’s name, the document subject headings, and keywords. All accompanying files will be listed in the record.
Searching for existing theses will be helpful in assessing what has been written, how it was structured, and how reference sources were used.