ETD Formatting and Working with Multimedia Files


ETD Formatting Requirements

All theses and dissertations completed at KU must meet KU's requirements for formatting specific components, including Title and Acceptance pages. Please refer to the formatting guidelines below to ensure that the final, PDF version of your thesis or dissertation will meet the standards required to earn your degree, that it will be accepted by ProQuest and KU ScholarWorks, and that it will print correctly if you choose to purchase bound copies.

KU's requirements for thesis and dissertation formatting include and comply with ProQuest's formatting requirements. You can find ProQuest's formatting requirements outlined separately below.


Support for Formatting Theses and Dissertations

MS Word Users: ETD Formatting LibGuides

Staff at the KU Libraries maintain thorough LibGuides and tutorials concerning how to meet KU's Formatting Requirements using Microsoft Word. You can find this instructional support in the ETD Formatting LibGuide.


LaTeX Users: KU Thesis and Dissertation Template

Thesis and Dissertation package for LaTeX users
How-to website for LaTeX users
Self-documenting pdf example of how to use KU's LaTeX class
KU Mathematics' LaTeX website


Working with Multimedia Files

Including Digital Images


Additional Concerns Related to Theses and Dissertations

Copyright and Issues of Responsible Research

Copyright Information
Protecting Your Own Work and Respecting the Work of Others
ETDs and Digital Scholarship
Research & Graduate Studies (RGS) Research Integrity
RGS site for Responsible Scholarship


Preparing your Manuscript


Research Support, Computer Equipment, and Digitization Software

The KU Libraries offer a wide range of services to support research and publication. For a comprehensive discussion of the services available through the KU Libraries, refer to their Services page.

The KU Libraries also make a variety of equipment and software available to the KU community. Much of this equipment and software is suitable for creating and editing digital images. The following links outline resources available at different library locations throughout KU.


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