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Electronic Theses and Dissertations Support Guide

Adding Supplemental Files

While creating your ETD, you may have files that are either too large to be included in the final PDF or aren't able to be inserted into the text (multimedia files, large format, etc.) You have several options available to share this information in your ETD and this guide will provide some advice on how best to do this. 

For more information please visit the relevant page on the etd.pitt.edu site entitled Share Your Research Data with D-Scholarship@Pitt.

Adding standalone supplemental files: 

Files to be included in the same D-Scholarship Upload

  • Upload the files to the same record that you will use to submit your ETD PDF.
  • Right-click on the icon for the file that you have uploaded and use the Copy Link Address command to obtain the URL for the file location.

Save Link in D-Scholarship

  • Add that link to either a citation or caption for a thumbnail you create in your ETD. 
  • Create the PDF version of your ETD and upload that file to the record in D-Scholarship.

Linking to Standalone Files in D-Scholarship or Another Open Access Location

  • If you have deposited a dataset or other research data item to D-Scholarship, or have the Open Access location of an item you would like to use in your ETD, you can use the record URL to reference the item.
    • The URL to use for items in D-Scholarship will be: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/####
  • Add the link to either a citation or caption for a thumbnail you create in your ETD. 
  • Create the PDF version of your ETD and upload that file to the record in D-Scholarship.