Writing your Dissertation or Thesis? Make sure you are making the most of the Library resources provided for your subject.
See the relevant Subject Guide for subject-specific databases and useful links for your subject area.
Our Searching the Literature Guide provides a range of useful information for students undertaking a literature review or systematic review. If you are interested in using Dissertations or Theses as an information source in your research our Theses and Dissertations section has information on finding UK and non-UK Theses, and research in progress.
For help with research techniques and academic writing, have a look at our Study Skills Guide.
Printing and Binding
See your Course or Module Handbook for any specific format or layout requirements your department may have for dissertations and theses. Printing is available via the networked printers available throughout the Library and Learning Zone.
The following binding services are available on campus. See your Course or Module Handbook on Moodle for any specific format requirements your department may have for dissertations and theses.
Lancaster University Design, Photography Print offer high quality digital mono and colour printing on a range of paper stocks. They offer soft thermal fast-back, Bindomatic or comb binding (all up to 300 pages). Students can submit their jobs online via lancaster.ac.uk/print or visit the reception in County Main on County Avenue.
Brady Bookbinders offer hardcover binding, suitable for postgraduate theses (pictured). Brady are based on The Spine, south of the Library (the entrance is between the Library and the LEC building).
For further information about the thesis binding service, ring 01524 592512 or see their website.
Undergraduate Students: Submitting your dissertation
See your Course or relevant Module handbook on Moodle for any specific requirements your department may have for dissertations, and how to submit your work.
Postgraduate Students: Submitting your Thesis online via PURE
All research postgraduate students registered from 2011/12 onwards are required to deposit one printed copy and one electronic copy of their thesis (this does not apply to Undergraduate students). See our detailed Submitting your Thesis section for information on , embargoes, deposit in PURE and more.