http://etd.umsl.edu. The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Initiative at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Acknowledgements. Judith Walker de F élix, Dean of the Graduate School Jerrold Siegel, Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, emeritus
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The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Initiative at the University of Missouri – St. Louis
Publishing an ETD does not mean that it was submitted electronically. Submitting an ETD does not mean it will be published electronically
An ETD is an electronic document that explains the research of a graduate student. The ETD is similar to its paper predecessor. It has figures, tables, footnotes, and references. It has a title page with the authors' name, the official name of the university, the degree sought, and the names of the committee members. It documents the author's years of academic commitment. It describes why the work was done, how the research relates to previous work as recorded in the literature, the research methods used, the results, the interpretation and discussion of the results, and a summary with conclusions.
The last piece of paper submitted to the Graduate School is the Oral Defense Report.
“Last Name, First Name, UMSL, 2005, p.”