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Electronic Theses & Dissertations

UNB Libraries, in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies, provides support for graduate students submitting final copies of their thesis/dissertation to both UNB Scholar Research Repository (digital, online) and Archives & Special Collections (print-only, university archival copy).

You can view our online collection of theses in UNB Scholar.

The benefits of digital theses and dissertations collections are numerous: for universities to learn how to unlock the potential of their intellectual property and productions; for graduate education to improve through more effective sharing; for technology and knowledge sharing; for graduate students to learn about digital publishing, applying that knowledge as they engage in their research and complete their own thesis/dissertation; for universities to learn about digital libraries, as they collect, catalogue, archive, and make research accessible to scholars worldwide.

The Pre-Formatted Template & Formatting Services

Pre-formatted templates for master's theses, master's reports, and Ph.D. dissertations have been made available by the library to help guide formatting throughout the writing process. Use of the template is not required, but it can save a lot of time. This is especially true if adopted early, but it is possible to move your content to it at any time.

It is important to note that some departments may have their own unique formatting guidelines that may require modifications to the template. The Regulations and Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of Graduate Master's Theses, Ph.D. Dissertations, and Reports from the School of Graduate Studies should be read and understood by anyone electing to submit their thesis/dissertation.

There are two templates available.

Microsoft Word

You can download the latest edition of the Word template below, as per your operating system. Though the template may work for older versions of Microsoft Word, support will only be provided for the most recent version of Microsoft Word for desktop (available to students for free via ITS).


LaTeX is a plain-text documentation system often used by STEM researchers. A comparable template is available here:

The LaTeX template is not comprehensively supported by library staff. However, a number of resources are available for the open format, including:


The Centre for Digital Scholarship offers support to graduate students seeking assistance with the template and thesis/dissertation formatting. Please make sure you have installed the latest version of Microsoft Word for desktop from ITS before contacting support services.

To book an appointment, please contact:

Tammy Nichol, Publishing Systems Technician
Phone: (506) 447 3309

Submission of Theses/Dissertations

For more information on the guidelines for Theses & Dissertations, please visit the School of Graduate Studies Regulations and Guidelines page. You can submit your thesis via If you are looking for assistance from SGS, please contact Jackie Seely at

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