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Thesis and Dissertation Publishing
In addition, many UNT theses and dissertations published prior to 1999 are available full-text online through the ProQuest service. UNT Community members can access ProQuest through the Dissertations & Theses @ University of North Texas link in the menu. Users not affiliated with UNT should consult their local library for assistance with ProQuest products.
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UNT theses and dissertations published prior to 1999 are currently available in the UNT Libraries collections in paper or microformat. Please use the to locate the thesis or dissertation that interests you.
A dissertation (also called thesis or disquisition) is a document that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature for a degree or professional qualification. Theses have been published at Virginia Tech since 1903. Theses and dissertations have been submitted electronically since 1996, with most of these freely available online. The Virginia Tech Libraries owns few theses or dissertations published at other colleges and universities; expect to obtain most of these documents via . In addition to the search tools referenced below, most subject specific databases (like PsycInfo, Sociological Abstracts, and Engineering Village) will provide citations for theses and dissertations in their covered fields.Theses and dissertations published outside the United States will be more difficult to obtain. Interlibrary Loan will not borrow from libraries outside North America. Recently published documents may be available online. Use these tools to search for international theses and dissertations:You may be able to find the dissertation published as the author's first book (it usually has a similar title) or selected chapters published as articles.ProQuest LLC began as University Microfilm International (UMI), which was founded by Eugene B. Power in 1938 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Power began the business with the idea of using microform technology to serve the low-demand publishing requirements of the scholarly community. One of UMI’s first areas for content acquisition was doctoral dissertations. At the time, U.S. doctoral students were required to pay the not-insignificant cost of self-publishing, producing multiple copies of, and often binding their dissertations. Within a year, UMI was microfilming dissertations and publishing the abstracts in Microfilm Abstracts, an annual catalog of the dissertations available for sale from UMI.