All dissertations should be structured according to the table below. The three broad sections (cover pages, prefatory pages, and the main body and other pages) each have a different convention for page numbering; please see the more specific notes below the table.
Please pay careful attention to the requirements for page numbering, as they are necessary to ensure that your dissertation is properly formatted and prepared for possible printing.
1. Title page
2. Copyright page
|No page numbers; pages are not counted
||1. Table of contents
2. List of charts, graphs, illustrations
|Lowercase Roman numerals beginning with "i" centered at the bottom of each page
|Main body and
all other pages
|1. Preface (if applicable)
2. Main body of the dissertation
3. References and/or bibliography
4. Appendices (if applicable)
|Arabic numerals beginning with "1" centered at the bottom of each page
Cover pages (title page, copyright page, abstract) are NOT numbered.
All prefatory pages are numbered continuously using lower-case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii...) centered at the bottom of the page.
All other pages, including the main body of the dissertation, references, bibliographies and appendices, are numbered continuously using Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3...), starting from the number "1." These page numbers should be centered at the bottom of each page; however, if you have formatted your dissertation according to the previous guidelines, placing the Arabic numerals at the top right corner of each page, we will still accept your dissertation deposit.
It is possible to set up section breaks in Microsoft Word to account for the three different types of page numbering while keeping the entire dissertation in one file.
Please note that any page that contains a large chart, graph or image that has a "landscape" orientation must still include a page number in the same location as all other pages. This page number should be placed so that, if the page is rotated to a "portrait" orientation, the number appears centered at the bottom. These individual pages may then be oriented "landscape" within your PDF file if you wish, to make them easier to read. Here is a sample landscape page.
If a part of the dissertation is a reproduction that has already been paginated in another source (e.g., a journal article), page numbers must be added as described above, running continuously with page numbers in the rest of the dissertation.