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Student Instructions for ETD submission   Tags: &, dissertations, electronic, theses  

This brief guide will help students submitting their theses and dissertations to OhioLINK's ETD site.
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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ETD Account Set Up

Instructions for Students



Copyright requires that students submit their own papers.

1. Begin at:

2. Create your account by clicking on New User? Register Here!

3. Select Submitter/Student Account

4. As part of the registration process you have the option of including an ORCID Identifier in your registration if you already have one, or creating an ORCID Identifier. ORCID is a nonprofit, community driven effort. This identifier provides researchers with a way to manage the records of their intellectual activities while also providing a way to distinguish their works from others with a similar name. Consult the document below or the ORCID tab for more information.

5. You should receive a system generated password and account conformation so that you can upload your work.

6. Create an ETD Submission (add your document) by selecting the Create New ETD button (details in the document below). There are several steps to this process. Please refer to the detailed instruction document below and the tabs at the top of this guide for information specific to your department.

7. When entering data into the submission form, you may paste a working copy of titles and abstracts from versions in word processors. However, many word processors, including Microsoft Word, use a number of characters that are not allowed in ETD files. These characters (ASCII characters 127 through 159) include the Windows version of "smart" or "curly" single and double quotes, the ellipsis character, and em- and en-dashes. We recommend that you substitute either valid HTML character entities for these, or use straight quotes, three periods, and hyphens as replacements. Submissions that are not edited for special characters will be returned for re-formatting. This only applies to the ETD form and not the .PDF file of the paper itself.  For more information see the Special Character Instructions.

8. Work must be uploaded as a  .PDF file. Please make sure when you convert your document that the .PDF file does not have headings at the bottom of the page with the accompanying text bumped to the next page. This looks unprofessional.

9. Once the paper has been uploaded and approved by a reviewer at your institution (this may be your adviser) you will be able to search for it at the OhioLINK ETD Center.

10. If you have any questions contact Heidi Beke-Harrigan in the library at 330-490-7186 or


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