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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Georgia Tech Authors (up to 2012)
Electronic full-text of Georgia Tech-authored dissertations is available in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database from 1997 to 2012, as well as for some 1950-1997 dissertations.
Doctoral students may elect to submit their dissertations to ProQuest Dissertation Abstracts for processing and distribution. Authors choosing this option may access the ProQuest Dissertation Publishing – Authors site for more information or to obtain the appropriate agreement form. Authors can also reach ProQuest Dissertation Publishing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Tech Library Catalog
The Library Catalog contains records for Georgia Tech theses and dissertations. Each Library Catalog record links to the SMARTech full text record.
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All Georgia Tech theses and dissertations are available electronically through the Georgia Tech institutional repository, SMARTech. Theses and dissertations published 2004 to the present are openly accessible. Those published prior to 2004 are available to the Georgia Tech community only, unless permission to make them openly available has been given by the author (to grant permission to release your work worldwide, contact the SMARTech Team).
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
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This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997
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