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Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

The Thrift Library wil be adding a new service during the Summer of 2017 to publish student research online in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database (PQDT)

  • Traditional Publishing Choice - PDF documents are loaded at no charge and show up in the PQDT. ProQuest charges for downloading and for various types of reproduction, including printing, binding, and microfiche. Students earn 10% of ProQuest's sales.
  • Open Access Publishing Choice - PDF documents are loaded into PQDT for a onetime fee giving all users the ability to download for free. Open Access can be limited to PQDT or extended to the internet. Since this publishing choice allows free downloading, students do not share in ProQuest's earnings.
  • Students can have their works registered for additional copyright protection for a fee. 
  • The library works with the student and the department to properly catalog documents and ensure their discoverabilty.
  • Departmental advisors ensure that students follow copyright and formatting rules provided by ProQuest.
  • Students retain ownership and reproduction rights.

For more information contact: or 2050

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database (PQDT)