From the Library

By Jason Skoog

Master's Scholarship in the Viterbo Research Collection

The Viterbo Research Collection (VRC) brings together faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research produced at Viterbo University. The VRC is building a strong collection of master scholarship that has been generating interest among students. More students are approaching the library with questions about finding their own research and reading papers from others. Here are a few examples of the scholarship you’ll find in the VRC:

We’ve recently simplified the submission process for faculty and staff by removing the form. The VRC accepts complete, final, and accepted culminating scholarship projects from students in Viterbo University graduate programs. Projects must include a completed signature page in order to be accepted into the collection. There is a manual which provides information regarding deposit policies, style guides and submission standards. This manual can be found here: Protocol for Graduate Culminating Scholarship Submissions.

The submission process:

  • After the student passes the committee review of their final work, the signature form is executed and collected by the program.
  • The program submits a copy of the signature page, relevant IRB assurance forms and the final work of scholarship, in word format (PDF will also be accepted), to the library archives via email.  The library will provide technical assistance as necessary and may ask for more details to complete the required metadata for submission.
  • The library will post electronic copies of the research and corresponding metadata to the online VRC.


  • To submit work to the VRC, email files (Word is preferred, but PDF will also be accepted) to Jason Skoog. If signed cover pages are not included in the files, send them through interdepartmental mail to "Archives."
  • By submitting the work you indicate that the author has read and agreed to the usage rights and policies of the collection, as stated in the Protocol for Graduate Culminating Scholarship Submissions.
  • Questions? Email Jason Skoog or call ext. 3262.

The above instructions can also be viewed here.