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* Ed.D. Research: Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies: Library Info for Completed Dissertation

Library resources for Ed.D. research, locating dissertations, and an introduction to the library mentor program.

AU Library & Your Dissertation

Dissertation Binding

Two copies of your completed dissertation, printed on acid free paper, are required for the binding process.

  • The first copy is sent to the bindery; when returned, it is cataloged and placed in AU Library's main circulating collection. 
  • The second copy is not bound, but kept as archived copy if it becomes necessary to replace the original (e.g. lost, stolen, or damaged) in our collection.

Dissertation Copies (Personal)

If you would like a personal bound copy of your completed dissertation, you can purchase one at a price of  $20 per copy. You will need to provide an additional print copy of your project for each bound dissertation purchased.


Dissertation Reminders

Communicate with your dissertation advisor and the College of Education concerning any expectations related to ETD submissions such as total price and platform submission requirements. 

  • Carefully check your finished dissertation, authors are responsible for any/all printed errors.

  • Dissertations are submitted for binding in the condition they are received; the process is final. Once a dissertation is sent to the bindery, existing errors can not be corrected.

  • If errors are found and need to be corrected, additional charges will be applied if the binding process (two required copies) is repeated. Binding is not an overnight process, be prepared for necessary waiting period of one 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Rush orders for dissertations from the bindery are not available.

AU Library sends Items to the bindery annually, most often in June at the start of each fiscal year. Finished products are returned in 4 to 6 weeks.

Printing Tips

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Dissertation Printing

AU Library does not offer printing or copying services for theses or dissertations. Here are a few suggestions for when you are ready to print your completed dissertation for the bindery.