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Graduate Student Resources: Writing & Publishing Tools

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

When preparing and writing your thesis or dissertation, it's important to remember a couple of things. First, The Graduate School sets detailed requirements for the format and structure of all publications; and, second, Miami submits its theses and dissertations to OhioLINK's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. Information on guidelines and templates can be found at the Graduate School’s Theses and Dissertations page. Students must use the front matter templates that are available on this webpage. For further questions, email

If you would like to have personal copies of your thesis bound, this service is provided by Heckman Binders. You can find more information at their website:

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Scholarly Commons @ MiamiOH

The Scholarly Commons is Miami University's digital repository for scholarly work created by faculty, students, and staff. By offering a central location for depositing research or other scholarly work -including datasets, working papers, pre-publication scholarship, and published papers, the Scholarly Commons makes research available to a wider audience, helps ensure its long-term preservation, and can be used to fulfill grant-funded mandates such as those from NSF and NIH. The Scholarly Commons is built using DSpace, open-source software created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Please see the FAQ page for more information.

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Copyright & Open Access

Learn more about resources related to copyright and open access.

Citing & Impact Factor

These databases are useful for faculty as they approach tenure.  Graduate students may also find them useful to locate additional and related publications of researchers that strongly relate to their topic of interest.

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