Submission Guidelines for Selected Undergraduate Works

Below you will find all the information you need to submit your MFA Writing Thesis to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence. It will be sent to your faculty advisor for approval. When it has been approved, it will be added to the Library’s collection. All Writing These are, by default, closed access, meaning that the full-text of your thesis will not be available online. A digital preservation copy will be maintained by the College Archives. Access will not be allowed to your thesis without first requiring written permission from you, the author. Please note, however, that your thesis will still have a metadata record in (Digital Commons) indicating that a thesis exists for you, but with only your name, year, and title of thesis. Lastly, a catalog record, with the same information, will appear in WorldCat.

Who Can Submit? DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence only accepts Masters theses, Undergraduate Senior theses/capstone projects, and other select works completed by Sarah Lawrence students, staff, and faculty.

Submitting your thesis is a quick and simple process. Follow the instructions below for submitting your documents to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence.

How to Submit:
Step 1: Create or login to your DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence Account (you must use your Sarah Lawrence email address). If you are creating an account, you will need to activate it. Digital Commons will send you an email with a link that you will need to click to activate your account.
Step 2: You will be asked to accept the terms of a contributor agreement.
Step 3: Complete the submission form. Required fields will be marked in red. You will be asked to select at least one main subject category from a supplied list. You can also select keywords from a supplied list, with the option to select up to 10.
Step 4: Upload your electronic file and any other associated files.
Step 5: Press submit. The information you provide will be reviewed for accuracy by Library staff and sent to your advisor(s) for approval within one business day.

Once your submission has been signed-off by your advisor(s), you will receive a notification that it has been approved. If you selected the Open Access option, it will be available to view and download from the DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence site. If you did not select the open access option, your name and the title of your work will appear in searches, but the document itself will not be available until the terms of your access selection are met.