The ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) are here!

by Georgi Bordner, Head of Technical Services

The Library is excited to announce that graduate students are now able quickly and easily to submit their theses and dissertations electronically, through the ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator system. Gone are the days of carrying stacks of paper across campus and paying to have two copies bound for the Library’s collection. You now go directly to the ProQuest site and upload a PDF copy of your manuscript, which will then be available online as part of the Dissertations & Theses database. A bound copy will only be required by the Library if you choose to delay online publication for some reason.

We are confident that this new procedure will be a welcome improvement in the thesis and dissertation submission process, saving you time and money, and making your research available online faster than ever. For more information, contact your school’s thesis or dissertation administrator, and check out the Library’s new guide on Submitting Electronic Theses and Dissertations to ProQuest.