Theses and Dissertations at UGA
The University of Georgia has theses and dissertations in both electronic and paper versions. For older theses and dissertations (not available electronically) an archival copy resides in the Georgiana Collection, part of the Hargrett Library.
About ETDs (electronic theses & dissertations)
Beginning in 1999, the University of Georgia Graduate School began accepting electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Since the fall semester of 2001, all theses and dissertations are required to be electronic. ETDs reside in their own database (ETD) which is accessible via GALILEO and the Libraries' online catalog, GIL. At this time ETDs in the database are available from the Graduate School (coverage 2001-); Honors College (2009- ; 2003-2008 have partial coverage).
ETDs are received from the Graduate School and the Honors College by the Libraries' Systems Department who loads them into GALILEO. Once they are loaded into the GALILEO ETD database, the Libraries' Cataloging Department begins to catalog them in GIL. Cataloging the ETDs in GIL sets our holdings in WorldCat and provides information needed for Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
NOTE: THIS DATE IS UPDATED AFTER EACH LOAD OF ETDS AND REFLECTS THE MOST RECENT THESES & DISSERTATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE ETD DATABASE.
If you have recently graduated and need more information about the status of your thesis or dissertation, please contact the GRADUATE SCHOOL, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-425-3111.
There are two ways to find these electronic documents:
through GIL, the libraries' online public access catalog. An ETD record in GIL will provide a link to its corresponding entry in the on-line database.
Note: Some theses and disserations are not viewable off campus.
I am not at UGA, how do I see an electronic thesis or dissertation that is only viewable from the University of Georgia campus?
You may request the thesis or dissertation through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your home library.