Services for Senior Students

The senior thesis/project is the culmination of your undergraduate studies at AUBG. We acknowledge the time and efforts you invested into completing it. Panitza Library is ready to help you in succeeding and strongly encourages you to make full use of its resources and services.

Library assistance for Senior Thesis or Senior/Capstone Project

The Library offers personal consultation to each senior thesis/project student. We endeavor to contact each identified senior writer to advertise this form of assistance. Known senior thesis/project writers are given extended borrowing privileges, as well as support with free interlibrary loans. In some cases, it may be possible to purchase materials for the Library collection in support of the specific research. The Library has reference copies of the major style manuals to help you complete your work:

The library staff can check and help you assemble your list of citations, following established format guidelines.

A Thesis Information LibGuide is available for all senior students. It highlights and explains many useful resources to support the different stages of your research process. You can schedule an appointment with the reference librarians by email, phone, or simply visiting Panitza Library.

Submission of the Senior Thesis or Senior/Capstone Project (Procedure)

As part of students’ coursework, graduation and accreditation requirements, Panitza Library stores and makes available senior theses and other academic writings such as independent study or senior/capstone projects. This collection is included in the Library’s archive and is open only for reference or research use. The paper copies are stored at the Circulation desk. The electronic files are available in the Library’s digital collection and can be accessed only within the university’s network.

Students must follow certain regulations to submit their theses/projects:

  1. Every student is required to hand in the final version of the thesis/project to the Library shortly before/after the defense date.
  2. The copy has to be in paper or in electronic format, including all supplementary materials (webpage demos, video and audio files, PowerPoint presentations, posters, etc.). After reviewing the completeness of the work, the librarian will accept and file it for further processing. PDFs are generally favored over print copies.
  3. Upon submission, the student must fill in а Senior Thesis Submission Form or Senior Capstone Projects Submission Form giving the following data:
  • Author information: full name, AUBG ID number, address, e-mail
  • Supervisor: full name
  • Thesis information: title, subtitle, university department, keywords, number and format of submitted files
  • Abstract (100-200 words)

Panitza Library catalogs every thesis/project it receives. The bibliographic record will be included in the Library Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and the document can be located using the author’s and supervisor’s name, the document subject headings, and keywords. All accompanying files will be listed in the record.

Senior Thesis/Project Formatting Guidelines

Every submitted senior thesis/project must follow certain standards and technical requirements. Please follow the formatting guidelines when structuring your work and you are welcome to use the sample pages.

Declaration of authorship