How to Enter a Thesis

What constitutes as Thesis? As of 2014, it was decided that anything towards a master or doctorate will be designated as a thesis. For example research projects, creative project, minor dissertation etc.
Anything that is designated towards a bachelors degree will be designated as a "document and presentation" as the resource type. These types of records will still need a description as well as a statement regarding the nature of the material. For example: 43180 or 21870.

FIELDS

1. Additional Categories:

  • Usually a total 5 categories (or less) are sufficient to add to each record. You may notice older records with the following category:

Home>Theses & Dissertations. This category is no longer used.
2. Title:

  • Follow the same procedures as in the documentation for journal articles.

3. Alternate Title:

  • Follow the same procedures as in the documentation for journal articles.

4. URL: [required]

  • Copy and past the "hard-coded" URL for each item. The SFX feature does not apply to this type of material. If possible, find a DOI, URI, or some other permanent URL. Anything coming from proquest needs to be restricted to our licence.

5. Description: [required]

  • Instead of a standard description of the contents use the format below.

The form used is:

Name of Department Thesis (M.A. or Ph.D)--Name of Institution, Year
Ex: English Literature Thesis (Ph.D)--University of Manitoba, 2003.

6. ISBN: [optional]

  • The National Library of Canada assigns ISBN's to the theses in their collection. If the ISBN is available, add it to the record.

7. Creator: [required]

  • Follow the same procedures as in the documentation for journal articles.
  • Our most frequent source for theses is Proquest Digital Dissertations. The author's name is often expanded in their citations, but we use the author's name as it apprears on the thesis itself.

8. Publisher:

  • We currently are still putting [The Author] as publisher

9. Publication Date: [required]

  • Copyright date usually appears in the preliminary pages of the thesis. If it cannot be located, use the defense date.

10. Coverage: [required]

  • Follow the same procedures as in the documentation for journal articles.

11. Resource Type: [required]

  • Select "Theses" from the drop down list in the Resource Type field for these and disserations.

12. Format: [required]

  • Follow the same procedures as in the documentation for journal articles.

13. Language: [required]

  • Follow the same procedures as in the documentation for journal articles.