Electronic theses submission

Attention Honours and Graduate students

As of March 2009, you are required to submit an electronic copy of your thesis in addition to your print copy to the library.

The benefits of submitting online are:

  • Acadia theses will be available to anyone searching the library catalogue or our digital collections.
  • You will have permanent access to your thesis online.
  • The complete text of your thesis will be searchable.


Step 1: Prepare your Ethesis

To create your electronic thesis, work with the same file you used to create the print thesis you submitted for binding. Please ensure that your title page and other front matter, main body, appendices and bibliography are all included and properly formatted in a single document. If you have a problem with page numbering in MS-Word, please see this brief tutorial.

All you need to do is convert your thesis from Word, NeoOffice, OpenOffice, TeX, or LaTeX to PDF. You have several options for doing the conversion:

Instructions for PDF conversion:

  • Using MS-Word 2007 click the File icon, select Save As, and select PDF. (download the Add-in it you don't have this option)
  • Using Mac Word 2008 click Save and select PDF from the Format options.
  • Using NeoOffice or Open Office click File and select Export as PDF.
  • Using older Word processing packages you may need to use Adobe software to create your PDF or you can follow these instructions for the free PDF converter.
  • Using TeX or LaTeX follow these instructions.


Step 2: Submit your PDF file

Click here to submit your thesis!

Links to your electronic theses will appear in the Library catalogue with entries for bound copies. You can also access your print thesis from our digital collections. If you have submitted your thesis and do not see a link to the document please contact etheses@acadiau.ca.

For further information contact your liaison librarian or send a message to etheses@acadiau.ca. If you experience technical difficulties please contact Technology Services by phone 542-4357 or by email.