Traditionally all ETDs have been made available via the UCF Libraries’ catalog. Dissertations are searchable in WorldCat and a copy of each dissertation has been sent to ProQuest/UMI for inclusion in the licensed ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database at the student’s expense.
ETDs will continue to be available by searching the UCF Libraries’ catalog. In addition, all ETDs will be discoverable through WorldCat, NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations), Worldwide ETD search, and search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask, etc. After the ETD has been approved, the student may opt to contribute their thesis or dissertation to additional repositories including fee based (ProQuest/UMI) or free (Open Thesis, Internet Archive’s Text Archive, subject specific repositories) alternatives.