Capstone and thesis submission (undergraduate honors, master's)

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There’s a forever home for your capstone, honors thesis, or master’s thesis—archived in the Stanford Digital Repository and accessible online via SearchWorks, the library catalog. It’s free and the process takes just a few minutes.

Start your deposit today 

Who is eligible

  • Stanford undergraduate students who have produced a senior capstone project, honors thesis, or similar culminating work are welcome.
  • Stanford master’s students outside of the School of Engineering who have written a thesis may deposit their work.
  • The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) is a service available to all Stanford students, faculty, and staff who produce research, scholarly works, or institutional records of long-term value. 

What to expect

  • Once you log in, look for the name of the capstone or thesis collection on your dashboard. (Don’t see it on the dashboard? Check with your program contact to request depositor access to the collection.)
  • After you submit, your deposit may be queued for review and approval. If so, you will receive a notification when the review is completed. On approval, your deposit will be available online at a persistent URL (PURL) and will be findable in SearchWorks, too.
  • Go ahead and share your PURL with your friends and family, and add it to your resume, too!

Watch this brief overview video demonstrating how to deposit your work into the SDR.


Reach out to the SDR team by email.