Undergraduate Thesis


LAS students may submit their thesis and thesis certification form to LAS and the Library for incorporation into the digital repository. Details about submitting and formatting a thesis can be found in the attached Thesis Submission Guide along with the thesis certification form (red bordered form) that we will continue to use. These documents are also updated on our website on the College Distinctions page: http://www.las.illinois.edu/students/honors/distinctions/ as well as Undergraduate Research page: http://www.las.illinois.edu/students/lifecareerdesign/research/.


Important Information about IDEALS:


IDEALS is the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship. There are two options for online access to your undergraduate thesis in IDEALS, the Library's online repository:

• U of Illinois access with a NetID and password (Only current affiliates of the university will be able to read your thesis document.)

• Embargo permanently (Only the metadata about your undergraduate thesis will be visible e.g., your name, thesis title, etc. and your final document will not be available for download by anyone.)


Please consult with your faculty advisor before making a final decision. Please be sure that you and your faculty advisor also review the IDEALS license agreement.


Regardless of the option you choose, your metadata will be indexed by online search engines including Google and Google Scholar. If you want to share your thesis with someone from outside the institution, you will need to send the document.


You own the copyright to your undergraduate thesis, which means you can change the status of your thesis in the database at any time by contacting ideals-gen@illinois.edu.  


For more information, please contact Amanda Purnell, Associate Director of LAS Honors @ apurnell@illinois.edu.