Theses and Dissertations at UGA

FAQs (frequently asked questions about ETDs)

Does the Libraries accept print copies of theses & dissertations?

If the theses or dissertation resides in the ETD, a print copy is not added to the collection. A pdf of the policy is available here.

What years are covered in the ETD?

The transition to electronic format began in 1999; by 2001 all Graduate School theses & dissertations were submitted electronically. To see the latest upload, check here.

What do I need to view ETDs?

Online theses and dissertations may be viewed using common web browsers such as Mozilla, Internet Explorer, and Netscape. Due to the non-internet standard nature of the AOL browser we cannot guarantee results when it is used. Adobe Acrobat is required to access them. Download it here.

How do I find ETDs?

There are two ways to find these electronic documents:

through the Libraries' searchable Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database available through GALILEO,

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.

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.

I am having problems viewing a pdf.

Some theses and dissertations are viewable on the University of Georgia campus only. To see these, you may request the thesis or dissertation through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your home library.

If the theses or dissertation is not limited to on campus viewing, please contact us with your problem.

How does a theses or dissertation get published?

Graduate theses & dissertations start out in the Graduate School. Once they have been approved and reviewed by the Graduate School, they are sent to the Libraries. Electronic files (pdfs) of the theses & dissertations are loaded into the GALILEO ETD database. Once these files are loaded, Cataloging catalogs the records in the Libraries' online catalog, GIL, and sets holdings in WorldCat. For a more detailed overview, visit here.

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