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Oceanographic Campus Library - Portfolio, Capstone, Thesis, and Dissertation Binding Instructions: General Binding Info

Instructions for binding finished work and submitting for graduation.

General Info for Portfolio, Capstone, Thesis, and Dissertation Binding

  • Your final and approved PortfolioCapstoneThesis, or Dissertation must be submitted to the NSU Oceanographic Campus Library staff for binding before the program office will confer your degree. 
    • CapstonesTheses, and Dissertations are submitted electronically via the NSUWorks online ETD submission system: .  
      • The Oceanographic Campus Library will send out the document for printing and binding at the bindery.
      • The only capstone, thesis, or dissertation item(s) that cannot be submitted electronically are the signature pages.  Please see below for more information on signature pages which must be printed by the student. 
    • Portfolios are printed by the student and  submitted in print to the Oceanographic Campus Library for binding. 
    • Your 30 day time clock for submission begins on the last day of the term that you are registered in.  Please note this is not business days, but includes holidays and weekends.

NSUWorks online ETD submission system for capstones, theses, and dissertations:

  • Number of Copies:
    • Printed copies required for the Center: 
      • (1) Program Office Copy  
        • Additional personal copies can be ordered by the student, as desired
      • Print copies will be generated by the NSU Oceanographic Campus Library from the NSUWorks online ETD submission system:
        • There is no need for the student to print up anything to submit to the library - everything is submitted electronically.  
  • Signature Pages:
    • All Capstone, Thesis, and Dissertation signature pages are now submitted electronically by committee members in the NSUWorks online ETD submission system:
  • Formatting:
    • All submitted documents must be single sided - double sided formatting will not be accepted.
    • Keywords must be included after the abstract (required for capstones, theses, & dissertations).
    • Abstract should be single spaced. 
    • The body of the paper should be in Times New Roman, 12 point font, and 1.5 spaced
    • The left-hand margin should be set to 1.5 inches, all other margins at 1 inch
    • References should be single spaced with a hard enter or spacing between each citation (If using EndNote Cite While You Write tool in MS Word, click on the EndNote tab, Bibliography, Configure Bibliography, Layout, and then change "Space After" to single spaced). 
  • Before a Librarian can sign off on the library degree conferral portion, they will need:
    • ​Signature pages for all printed copies being requested
    • All items in online submission system submitted:
      • NSUWorks Author Agreement form approval
      • PDF file of paper, which includes abstract and keywords
      • Payment for the binding cost (see costs on related tab/page)

Capstones, Theses, and Dissertations will be hardbound. 
Theses and Dissertations will be available digitally in NSUWorks - NSU's online Institutional Repository.

NSU Works

NSU Works is a service of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Libraries. Research, scholarly and creative output included in this institutional repository has been selected and deposited by NSU’s individual colleges, schools, centers and administrative departments. Online access is provided to both published and unpublished works by the NSU community. This includes journal articles, books, theses, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, teaching materials, data sets, university publications, digital and multimedia collections. Contribution of completed works to this repository ensures long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.

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