You might also be able to obtain a copy of the work through Pro Quest's database of theses and dissertations.
If you are on a Virginia Tech campus but are unable to find the pre-1997 thesis or dissertation you are seeking in VTech Works, you may also be able to order a physical copy from library storage.
As an alternative to the Traditional Publishing option, Pro Quest/UMI is creating its own open access repository, and for a fee ($95) you may deposit your work there.
WE EXPECT MOST STUDENTS INTERESTED IN OPEN ACCESS TO BYPASS THIS SERVICE, SINCE CSU IS PROVIDING AN IDENTICAL SERVICE AT NO COST THROUGH MOUNTAIN SCHOLAR. One of the primary goals of converting from print to electronic is to streamline the submission process for theses and dissertations.
While most searchers may find your document by using an Internet search engine, some will access it directly through Mountain Scholar.
Your ETD will have a permanent URL to which you can refer colleagues, employers, and other interested parties.
An ETD is an electronic version of a thesis or dissertation.
An ETD is formatted just like a traditional thesis or dissertation (with pagination, tables, figures, references, etc.), but is saved as a PDF file and submitted electronically to the university.
Please allow up to an additional eight to twelve weeks for your ETD to be visible in Mountain Scholar.
Please contact Beth Oehlerts at [email protected] (970) 491-1827 to make arrangements to provide access via Mountain Scholar.