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Criss Library will be undergoing a limited remodel that will last through approximately early November. Remodeling will occur on the 1st and 2nd floor. When all the noise is finished and the dust settled Criss Library will have three new spaces for patrons to enjoy. Archives & Special Collections will have an updated space on first floor. Second floor will be home to a New Classroom and the expanded Creative Production Lab. The library will be open during  construction, so please pardon this temporary inconvenience.

Criss Library's Archives & Special Collections will be undergoing renovations impacting access to the department’s reading room and collections until the beginning of November. Researchers must contact staff in advance to make an appointment to use collection material in a temporary reading room. There may be some periods of time when collections cannot be retrieved without notice several days in advance. In the library and looking for Archives & Special Collections staff? Library staff at the Main Service Desk will direct you to Archives & Special Collections staff while the department undergoes renovation. Contact Amy Schindler at acschindler@unomaha.edu or 402-554-6046 with questions.

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Theses & Dissertations Submission and Tracking

The Library maintains a collection of all theses and dissertations completed by students enrolled in University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate programs, the Honor's Program, and Writer's Workshop.

Submission Guidelines

To submit theses and dissertations, please consult the appropriate section below:

Masters, Educational Specialists, and Doctoral Dissertations

All UNO theses and dissertations for masters, educational specialist or doctoral degrees are submitted electronically. Complete details are available from the Graduate Office.

The Library will purchase one hardbound copy of each thesis and dissertation for Archives. All UNO dissertations completed since 1996 and all Master's and Educational Specialist's theses submitted since Fall 2007 will be available electronically in the database, Dissertations and Theses @ UNO. Electronic access should be available approximately 8 - 12 weeks after submission.


Honor's Theses

Honor's theses are submitted in paper and require the following:

  1. Honor's Office Thesis Acceptance Form.
  2. A separate copy of your title page.
  3. Two copies of your thesis for the Library, an archive copy and a circulating copy. Each copy MUST be submitted in its own envelope.
  4. The archive copy is a permanent, non-circulating master copy which must be submitted on 20 lb. bond paper and have original acceptance signatures. Illustrations, graphs, etc. must be original.
  5. Optional: Any number of department, advisor, and personal copies may be included for binding at $9.00 each. Please follow departmental guidelines. Copies will be picked up from the Honor’s Office. The Library will accept copies only at the time of original submission.
  6. Bindery shipments are sent out once a month and returned the following month so it may take 2 months or more to receive personal or departmental copies.

Writers Workshop Theses

Writer's Workshop theses are submitted in paper and require the following:

  1. Writers Workshop Thesis Acceptance Form.
  2. A separate copy of your title page.
  3. Two copies of your thesis for the Library, an archive copy and a circulating copy. Each copy MUST be submitted in its own envelope.
  4. The archive copy is a permanent, non-circulating master copy which must be submitted on 20 lb. bond paper and have original acceptance signatures. Illustrations, graphs, etc. must be original.
  5. Optional: Any number of department, advisor, and personal copies may be included for binding at $9.00 each. Please follow departmental guidelines. Copies will be picked up from the Writer's Workshop office. The Library will accept copies only at the time of original submission.
  6. Bindery shipments are sent out once a month and returned the following month so it may take 2 months or more to receive personal copies.

M.F.A. in Writing Creative Theses:

  1. M.F.A. in Writing Acceptance Form
  2. A separate copy of your title page.
  3. One (1) copy of your thesis for the Library archives, one (1) copy for UNK Library archives, one (1) departmental copy, and one personal copy (if desired). If more personal copies are desired, please contact the Writer's Workshop.
  4. The archive copies are permanent, non-circulating master copies which must be submitted on 20 lb. bond paper and have original acceptance signatures. Illustrations, graphs, etc. must be original.
  5. Bindery shipments are sent out once a month and returned the following month so it may take 2 months or more to receive personal copies.

Additional questions about submissions should be directed to your academic department.

Tracking Your Thesis or Dissertation

  1. Check the Theses & Dissertations Processing Database for Information on when your thesis will be available.
  2. When your thesis is returned to your department for distribution, the "available" date will be filled in.
  3. When your thesis is cataloged, the title will be linked to the Library Catalog record.

Finding Your Thesis or Dissertation

UNO Theses and Dissertations

Questions about finding your thesis or dissertation in Criss Library? Contact us.