The Blume Library would like to make sure that your thesis or dissertation is available to a wide audience. The Proquest Thesis and Dissertation Global database provides an index and abstract so that others can find your work. The Blume Library will also catalog and place your work in our own digital repository so that your entire manuscript is available for anyone to read. We do ask that you sign our release form which should be returned or emailed to Marcella Lesher at email@example.com or to your Dean's office. Read the instructions below.
These steps outline the process for submitting a digital copy of your dissertation or thesis for review by your Dean and publication by ProQuest.
General information about submitting your dissertation/thesis electronically.
Students may bring print copies for their personal needs to the library for binding. Contact Marcella Lesher (210-431-2299 ext. 1322) or Cynthia Santos (210-431-2299 ext. 1361) for instructions and current prices. This process may take several weeks. Personal copies must be picked up from the library. We are no longer mailing these items.
St. Mary's dissertations (blue binding) are listed in the Library Catalog and are shelved on the 3rd Floor. Dissertations from 2016 to the present are available in electronic format only.
To find all dissertations written by students in our PhD program, search the keyword phrase: St. Mary's University and dissertation
Many Ph.D. dissertations written after 1996 can also be downloaded for free by currently enrolled St. Mary's students, faculty, or staff. Use the Dissertations (St. Mary's only) database to download St. Mary's dissertations. Most dissertations from 2017- are also available open access through the catalog.
Search the Library Catalog to find Master's theses. Masters degree theses (red binding) are are shelved on the 3rd Floor. Theses from 2017- are available in electronic format only.
Use this format to find theses via the Library Catalog keyword search: St. Marys University "department name" thesis
Theses have been written in several academic areas including ones not listed in the example searches section.
Honor's Program Theses
Search the Library Catalog to find Honor's Program theses. Honor's Program theses (blue binding) are shelved on the 3rd Floor.
To find an entire list of Honor's Program theses, use the following subject heading: