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Participate in the Electronic Thesis Deposit Program

Students must submit an electronic version of their thesis to the Mount Saint Vincent University Library.  A copy of a student's thesis will be made accessible via the Mount E-Commons.  Participating in the program is easy.   

Instructions for submitting your electronic thesis:

To create your electronic thesis, you should be using the same file you submitted to your defence committee, with any revisions suggested by the committee implemented (i.e. the final corrected version of your thesis)

Before making a final PDF version of your thesis for submission to the Library, please ensure that you do not include any personal information of yourself or another person in the thesis document itself. Personal information could include, but is not limited to: home phone numbers, personal e-mail  addresses, home mailing addresses, and signatures. This does not include the names or business addresses, phone numbers, or e-mail addresses - you may leave any of this in the document.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Please ensure that your title page, page numbering and appendices are properly formatted in a single PDF document. Also, you should ensure that copyright is noted on the bottom of your title page (e.g. Copyright 2009 John Doe, or © Jane Doe 2009). Then all you need to do is convert your thesis from Word to PDF. The name of the PDF file should be your first name, last name, your degree, and then the year with no spaces in between.

For Example:

Education: JohnDoeMAEdThesis2009 (Master of Arts in Education), or JohnDoeMEdThesis2009 (Masters of Education)

Child and Youth Study: JaneDoeMACYSThesis2009

Women and Gender Studies: JohnDoeMAWGSThesis2009

Communication Studies: JaneDoeMACThesis2009 (Master of Arts [Communication])

Applied Human Nutrition: JohnDoeMScAHNThesis2009

Step 1:  Save your finalized thesis as a single PDF file and name your thesis according the file naming conventions mentioned above.

Step 2:
  Complete the Theses Non-Exclusive License Form (pdf).  Further information on the Thesis Canada Program can be found on the Theses Canada website.

Step 3: Email the finalized copy (PDF) of your thesis to the archives (

Step 4:  Mail or deliver hard copies of the forms to

    Archives (EMF 125)
    Mount Saint Vincent University Library
    166 Bedford Highway
    Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

For further information contact the Archives by phone (902) 457-6402 or by email at  If you experience technical difficulties please contact the Help Desk by phone at (902) 457-6538 or by email at

Binding your thesis

If you would like to have bound copies of your thesis, listed below are contact details for a few companies who provide binding, either locally, online, or both:

Scotia Bookbinding, Halifax, NS, 902-229-1576

The Artist's Bindery, Boutiliers Point, NS, 902-826-7915

Lehmann Bookbinding, Kitchener, ON

Royal Bookbinders, Charlottetown, PE, 902-566-9274