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Graduate Students: A Guide to Library Resources: Finding Theses
& Dissertations

Georgia Tech Theses & Dissertations

There are 2 two ways to search for theses and dissertations written by Georgia Tech graduates:

1. SMARTech (Scholarly Materials And Research @ Tech)

All Georgia Tech theses and dissertations are available electronically through this collection, which also contains dissertations from the former Institute of Paper Science and Technology.

Theses and dissertations published prior to 2003 are available to the Georgia Tech community only (GT ID and password required), unless permission to make a document available worldwide has been received from the author.

2. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ Georgia Institute of Technology

Electronic full-text of GT dissertations is available from 1997 to 2012, as well as for some 1950-1997 dissertations.

More information can be found here.

non-GT Theses & Dissertations

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I

This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.

Electronic full-text is available for purchase for most of the dissertations added since 1997.  Dissertations are also available via Interlibrary Loan. ILL will cover the first $25 of any request.

More information can be found here.


Another resource is Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD).  " aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world."  This will only find theses and dissertations that are freely available.

For British theses and dissertations, use EThOS from the British Library.

Publishing Your Thesis or Dissertation Online