Registration is now open for the ETD Symposium. ETD will provide excellent educational opportunities for professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with electronic theses and dissertations ETDsinstitutional repositories, graduate students and scholarly communications.
Dissertations and Theses How to read a thesis or dissertation under embargo Some theses and dissertations may have a record in Open Scholarshipbut the full text is not available. These works have been placed under embargo by the author.
An embargo means that access to the work is limited, not that it is inaccessible. Electronic theses and dissertations ETDs held by the Washington University Libraries under embargo may be viewed by a patron under controlled conditions that parallel conditions of print submission.
Upon request, a print copy of the thesis or dissertation will be made available at the Special Collections reading room on the first floor of Olin Library. Special Collections is open Monday-Friday 8: Photocopying, scanning, photographing, etc. You may take notes but may not take the print copy with you.
Understanding access to Washington University dissertations and theses: Washington University Libraries, like most university libraries, has been the depository for theses and dissertations written by successful degree candidates at the university. In the past, students were required, as at most universities, to provide a bound copy of their work, which would be submitted to the library, where it would be catalogued and placed on the stacks.
Sincedegree candidates at Washington University in St. Louis have submitted their theses and dissertations electronically. Dissertations are submitted through ProQuest an external service while theses are submitted locally via the library.
Bibliographic records are still created for all theses and dissertations. As universities have transitioned to electronic theses and dissertations, the change in platform—along with other developments in scholarly communications and scholarly advancement—has created new issues in access and exposure.
The prior practice of a submitting a bound, print copy of a dissertation to the library where it would be available in the stacks is analogous to the ETD available online only in limited ways.
One of the more obvious differences is that the exposure of the latter is greater by orders of magnitude than the former, and it is simply the case that an author would not have anticipated that level of exposure for this kind of work a generation ago.
There are a number of reasons why a degree candidate might not want his or her work at that level to receive that level of exposure—or might not want it to receive that exposure immediately after submission.
Many early career scholars in tenure-track positions, especially due to the pressures of the "tenure clock," elect to base a first monograph—typically required for tenure in the humanities—on a dissertation.
Because of this, degree candidates have expressed concern that potential publishers of their projected work might be reluctant to publish a work that is widely available in a previous form as a thesis or dissertation and have elected to impose embargos on their work. These are for periods of 6 months, 1 or 2 years, as requested, or permanent.
However, an embargo means that access to the work is limited, not that it is inaccessible. It is possible to read embargoed works in an Olin Library reading room, by arrangement with the Digital Library Services staff.
Users may call or email to set up reading appointments where a work will be printed for reading on the premises. Degree candidates may also wish to have their works remain accessible, but not readily discoverable, which can be achieved by restricting the work from indexing by major search engines.All Graduate Center dissertations, theses, and capstone projects since are posted to Academic Works.
Some are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author. OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center. Home. Frequently Asked Questions Submit your Thesis or Dissertation.
Search ETDs: Keyword Search. Search Advanced Search. Fair, Demetra "Flutists’ family tree: in search of the American Flute School." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University.
Search Instructions The fastest way to identify and validate a dissertation is to enter the ProQuest publication number. If you don't have this, enter a word or phrase into the search terms field or the author's last name and the first four words of the dissertation title.
An open access collection of theses and dissertations from over universities and institutions worldwide. There is one large free search engine for this database, VTLS and links are provided to a number of specialized open access collections of theses and dissertations.
Search in Dissertations & Theses @ Washington University in St. Louis - More info Perform an Advanced search to locate material by Advisor, Author, Title, Department, etc.
This database displays full text .pdf) of WU dissertations for on-campus users only, present. How can I find dissertations that are free? From Center for Research Libraries search for available paper-bound titles, consult their database here.
CRL has more than , uncataloged foreign [non-U.S. or Canadian] doctoral dissertations, of which approximately 20, are presently in this database.