While today’s theses and dissertations are published electronically, many works submitted at UCF before 2004 are only available as print copies on our libraries’ shelves. Many of the print theses and dissertations authored by UCF graduate students after 1988 are shelved by year at LD 1772.F96T45. Those printed prior to 1988 are shelved by subject matter call number (i.e. Education theses are in the Ls, Psychology in the BFs, etc.).
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The Library owns 2 print copies of each Graduate-level thesis and dissertations written through 2004: one copy in the General Collection which may be checked out, and one non-circulating copy in Special Collections. The library also has one circulating copy of theses and dissertations written between 2004 and 2007.
Beginning in 2008, UCF no longer required students to submit a printed copy of any graduate thesis or dissertation.
Where to find print copies within the General Collection:
Dissertations and Theses Written before 1988:
Dissertations and Theses Written from 1988 to 1999:
Dissertations and Theses Written from 1999 to Fall 2007:
There are two fully cataloged print library copies of honors theses (one in General Collection and one in Special Collections) written between 1990 and 2010; these are classified into the established common call number for theses
In 2011, the Honors College transitioned to electronic theses. Print copies are no longer created.
Currently we have three individual collections of UCF Theses and Dissertations: ETDs, RTDs, and Honors. Each collection is searchable by title, author, degree awarded, college, and advisor, along with keyword and subject searching. Use the links below to browse the collections, or the following boxes for more detailed searches.
Please note that we are working to consolidate these into ONE collection. Stay tuned!