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By giving your permissions, your content may be uploaded to Mosaic, the institutional repository for Messiah University. Your academic or creative work may have online exposure which provides you with a valuable tool to show employers, while also providing free access to users around the world.
(OPTIONAL) Graduate students may also choose to submit theses to UMI/Proquest. This is a national database of graduate theses and dissertations that will increase the visibility of your graduate research by indexing your thesis in prominent databases, Google, and Google Scholar. This is a free service. A librarian can help you complete this separate submission process.
Murray Library accepts and stores electronic copies of theses submitted by students. Theses will be added to and discoverable in Mosaic, Messiah's Institutional Repository. In addition to submitting your thesis to the Graduate Program, a second copy should be submitted via the online form to Sarah Myers for archiving. The format should be PDF. If the project requires a different file format, please include a description of the file/format used, so that it can be properly stored and accessed in the future.
Copyright Permission: Because the library stores copies of students' papers in an electronic format and links to the electronic documents in Mosaic, students must grant copyright permission so that the library may properly maintain and provide access to the copies of their documents online. Students should either print this out and return it with their signature, or copy it into their submission email to Sarah Myers stating that they agree to it:
"I give permission for public access to my thesis and for Messiah College to maintain and provide access in electronic format for online use. In granting this limited permission, my intention is not to surrender my intellectual property rights, but to promote scholarship by providing electronic copies for personal study and not-for-profit education use. By providing this permission, I also certify that, to the best of my knowledge, my work does not infringe upon any third-party copyright."