You will self-submit your thesis to Academic Works, CUNY’s institutional repository. Your department will inform you if a print copy is also required. The record of your thesis will be entered into the CUNY online library catalog as well as World Cat.
Please contact your departmental advisor if you have any questions regarding the deposit of your thesis.
For MFA students in Creative Writing
MFA students in Creative Writing can choose to submit either electronically to Academic Works OR a print copy to the Library. If you select to submit a print copy, you are required to pay a $40 binding fee to the City College Library for professional binding. You are also required to submit to your department a digital license agreement form and a CD-Rom with a copy of your thesis in pdf format.
Please visit Dissertations for further information on Phd. Dissertations.
Q: Why do I submit my master's thesis/Ph.D dissertation to the library? I am already submitting a print copy of my thesis to my department.
A: The accepted thesis/dissertation is considered the property and the scholarly contribution to the college. The City College Library is responsible for protecting intellectual property and making the resources available for the scholarly community. We catalog and archive your thesis/dissertation so that anyone who is doing research in the area or your study can find, use, and cite your scholarly work.
Q: What is the fee for electronic submission?
Q: What is embargo?
A: Here, "embargo" means to delay a digital release of your work. While most researchers choose to make their thesis/dissertation available immediately, you may wish to delay the release of your work for one reason or another. During the submission process you will have the opportunity to embargo (delay a digital release of) your work for up to five years.
Q: I signed the Digital Liscense Agreement form and submitted my thesis/dissertation electronically. Do I still have a copyright to my own work?
A: Yes. As the author of the thesis/dissertation, you have a copyright to your own work. The Digital Liscense Agreement only grants the Library the right to digitally deposit (=digitally reproduce) and release your thesis/dissertation in the digital institutional repository. Any copyrights in the submission remain with the author or, if any, other copyright holder.
A: Subjects and keywords can help anyone doing research in your specific area of study find your scholarly work. The keywords that best descrive your work will be added as bibliographic data and searchable in the catalogs.
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