According to the Article 40 of the Higher Education Law No: 2547, "Graduate theses are open to electronic access by the National Thesis Center of Higher Education Council to contribute to science unless a confidentiality order is taken by authorized institutions and organizations." The Library of the Middle East Technical University complies with this article of the law.
Master and PhD theses that are completed at Middle East Technical University should be submitted as PDF files and print copies to the library.
Please read the following information;
- Master and PhD theses should be prepared in the format specified in the Thesis Writing Guide. Thesis Permission Form needs to be filled in and be added to the appendices. There is no need to give the page number to Thesis Permission Form. If the page number is given, it should be specified in the “Contents” section.
- All signatures must be completed on the print copy , then it should be submitted to the Library.
- Electronic copy of thesis should be formed in as a single PDF file.
- The print and electronic copies should be identical in terms of page number, format, content, etc.
- Submission form which is at http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr needs to be filled in and PDF file should be uploaded before giving print thesis to the Library.
- Due to security reasons, Submission form is only accessible within the METU campus. PCs with Internet connection in the Library could be used for this purpose.
- “User Code” and “Password” which are given from Computer Center should be used to access to“Submission form”.
- PDF files up to 512 MB could be uploaded. PDF files bigger than 512 MB should be recorded to a CD and delivered to the Acquisitions & Cataloguing Department. However online submission form should be filled in.
- After completing all steps mentioned above, print copy should be delivered to the Acquisitions & Cataloguing Department for evaluation process.
- If there is no mistake in both PDF file and print copy. The approved print out of submission form will be given to the student to deliver to Institute.
- Print copy of thesis will be kept in the Library and added to the Library collection.