Alumni Qualifications and Dissertations Database (Tesigrado)

The Dissertations Database (Tesigrado) is a procedure that must be carried out prior to the graduation exam. Its purpose is to register personal information about the students who have concluded their Master’s or Doctoral degrees, to make the abstracts of their dissertations available (if applicable), and to confirm that they do not owe anything to the UNAM libraries.  

 

IF YOU CHOSE A DISSERTATION AS MEANS OF GRADUATING, WE SUGGEST READING THE CONTENT IN NUMBER 1 BELOW

 

GUIDELINES TO PREPARING DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS

An abstract allows readers to learn about the content of a dissertation at a glance

In writing the abstract, consider the following: 

  Use phrases instead of listing titles and headings. Utilize commonly used words and write in the first person.

  Avoid abbreviations and little known terminology, unless it is possible to specify their meaning in the abstract.  Avoid making specific references (by number) to a section, image or table that appears in the dissertation.

  In general, do not include particular citations or quotes. The abstract must be written in past tense, as it describes work that has already been completed. It should not include any information or conclusion that is not in the dissertation.

  Formulas and special characters should be written out.  For instance, “Alpha waves during sleep” as opposed to “α Waves during sleep”

  It is important to fulfill the conditions mentioned above, and to be as specific as possible.

 

Important

The dissertation abstract may have up to 2000 characters
The system does not allow the inclusion of symbols, superscript and/or subscript; describe them or elaborate within the text.
Should the table of contents, abstract or keywords exceed the stated limits, the system will show an error message which will prevent you from being able to view and print the form required to submit your dissertation at the libraries.
The dissertation abstract that you upload into the system is NOT subject to modifications and/or editing and proofreading—it will be available without altering the original version.

GENERAL STEPS TO COMPLETING A DISSERTATION DATABASE FORM (TESIGRADO)

  • We recommend reviewing the information requested in the Dissertations Database so as to gather the documentation and data needed to complete the form.
  • It is important to note that the fields in the system must be completed correctly in order to complete the procedure.
  • You may log into the system as many times as needed before printing.
  • When completing the last field, follow the prompts to print the form (for Master’s or a Doctoral degree, as applicable).

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE PROCEDURE

 

Graduating by means of a dissertation:

  1. The Dissertations Database form may be stamped at the Central Library at your campus (academic entity you are affiliated to). You must present your dissertation in digital format (DVD) at the libraries mentioned above, and request the corresponding stamp.
  2. And the General Directorate of Libraries’ letter of proof of no outstanding debt.

 

Graduation modalities that differ from a dissertation

  1. The completed Dissertations Database (Tesigrado) form.
  2. And the General Directorate of Libraries’ letter of proof of no outstanding debt.

 

If you have any questions or doubts you may call 56230222 extension 37011 or 80319 or see María de Jesús Márquez or Diana García Martínez at the Postgraduate Unit, Building “K”, 2nd Floor