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Library Publishing Your Dissertation

Once completed and approved, your dissertation will be ready to be bound, and then uploaded to Proquest Information and Learning (PQIL), which is the primary repository for all of the dissertations for U.S. universities and others world-wide. They index your dissertation and make it available for sale (royalties will be provided for any sale). We will also file your formal copyright request through Proquest.

(note: Proquest is sometimes referred to as "UMI" or "University Microfilms International", its former name.)

  Find more information in the Doctoral Students Library Guide

A helpful brochure describes the process for binding your dissertation at Lawrence Tech:

Access the "Publishing Your Dissertation at Lawrence Tech" brochure and the "Submitting to Proquest" brochure from the Library Guide.

When you are ready to send your dissertation copies to the bindery, please make an appointment at the library by calling 248-204-3000 or email

Every doctoral student will also need to set up an account at LTU's Proquest Dissertation site. However, the library recommends not submitting the dissertation PDF etc. until after making an appointment to drop off the dissertations for binding. The library representative will provide more detailed instructions at that time:

The website,, has all the Proquest material in one place (see "Resources for Students" in the left column.)

Remember, Lawrence Tech Library will handle the copyrighting of your work on your behalf through Proquest.

If there are any questions about the binding or upload of your dissertation, contact the library at 248-204-3000 or email the reference desk at


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