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Information Literacy Graduates: Publishing

Thesis help - Orientation on your topic

Check the chapter on Subject orientation.

Submitting your thesis

Check with your thesis supervisor about the rules for submitting your thesis. After your thesis has been approved you have to upload it to the thesis repository of the RUG.

Uploading your thesis

Check with your supervisor about how to upload your thesis to the repository. Each faculty has their own thesis repository and rules for uploading theses.

Open Access

By uploading your thesis to the thesis repository you have made it freely and openly available (unless you have indicated that you want the contents to be hidden). This means you have published your thesis in Open Access. 

More on Open Access.

Research data management

While you were writing your thesis you probably used or generated research data: data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results. 

Examples of research data: 

  • Text or Word documents, spreadsheets
  • Laboratory notebooks, field notebooks, diaries
  • Questionnaires, transcripts, codebooks
  • Models, algorithms, scripts

More on Research Data Management.

Thesis help - Finding information

I am having trouble finding literature on my topic. Can I get assistance?

  • Study the Search methods and techniques chapter in this information literacy course
  • Go to the LibGuide for your subject. This is a good starting point for your research.
  • ​Contact the information specialist for your subject area: Library home page > Collections > Choose the Collection > Contact to find the relevant information specialist.

Selected books about finding literature

The University Library has many books about doing research, including doing a literature search. You can find a selection here.Front cover image for Searching skills toolkit : finding the evidence

Searching skills toolkit

Front cover image for Succeeding with your literature review : a handbook for students

Succeeding with your literature review

Other useful titles:

The Oxford guide to library research

The literature review: a step-by-step guide for students

Research strategies: finding your way through the information fog

More titles can be found in SmartCat.

Thesis help - Writing your thesis

I am having trouble writing my thesis. Can I get assistance?

The Student Service Centre offers a Thesis clinic, a Thesis support group and an Academic writing skills course.


Please contact the Student Service Centre via

Selected books about writing your thesis

The University Library has many books about how to write a thesis. You can find a selection here.