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Your Thesis: literature, ethics, methods and publishing

Completing your thesis

In this section we'll cover some of the key points and resources that will be useful for you as you come to completing your thesis (YES, it does happen!). Content you'll find here will help you with the "and then what?" question.


Depositing your thesis in Deakin Research Online (DRO)

DRO is Deakin University's digital research repository housing all research produced by Deakin University. Through this institutional repository, you can access full-text journal articles written by Deakin University researchers (students and staff) as well as theses written by Deakin HDR students on DRO.

  • According to the current HDR assessment procedure, students are required to submit an electronic copy of the final thesis with Deakin Research through the online HDR examination system for lodgment with the Office of the University Librarian.

  • An electronic copy of the final version of the thesis is required for lodgement with the University Library before the degree can be awarded.

  • You may may elect to allow access to your entire thesis via Deakin Research Online, or limit access to the thesis citation, abstract and metadata only.

  • Where access via Deakin Research Online is limited to the citation, abstract and metadata, the Library will make individual digital copies available for consultation, loan and limited copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).


Relevant stuff to consider

Should you restrict access to your thesis?

When considering publishing your thesis as a book, you will need to consider whether you embargo or restrict access to your thesis online.  You can do this when you submit your thesis to DRO.  Here are a few links that may help you to weigh this up.