Unpublished Archaeology Dissertations

The University of Georgia has both electronic and print theses and dissertations.

What years are covered online in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Database?

Partial CoverageFull Coverage
Graduate School1999 - Summer 2001Fall 2001-
Honors College2003-20082009-

Last Loaded Theses and Dissertations: Summer 2017*

This date represents the most recent electronic theses and dissertations available in the database.

* Note: There are some Summer 2017 ETDs that are still being catalogued and are not yet in the database.

What about print dissertations and theses?

Older UGA dissertations and theses can be requested from the Repository, the Libraries' off-campus storage facility.

How can I find UGA theses and dissertations?

  • Search UGA Libraries' Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database
  • Search GIL-Find (the UGA Libraries' catalog) to find records for both print and electronic dissertations and theses.
    • Make sure to add the keywords “University of Georgia” and “dissertation” or “thesis” to your search in the GIL-Find catalog.
    • All print theses and dissertations are held in an off-site repository. In the catalog, click the link under the holdings tab that says “Request Repository Material” and fill out the form. You will be emailed when the document is available at the on-campus library you choose.

Note: Some authors restrict access to their electronic thesis or dissertation to on-campus users only for 5 years after graduation. If affiliated with UGA, view them on campus or through the vLAB service.

What if I am not affiliated with the University of Georgia?

Most of the dissertations in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database are available for public use. If the thesis or dissertation you want is not available online due to age or restriction to on-campus use only, place a request for the dissertation or thesis through your home library’s interlibrary loan department.

How are ETDs processed?

The Graduate School and the Honors College send electronic thesis and dissertation files to the Libraries' Systems Department, which loads them into the UGA ETD database. Then, the Libraries' Cataloging Department begins to catalog them in GIL in order to set our holdings in WorldCat and provide information needed for fulfilling interlibrary loan requests.

If you have recently graduated and need more information about the status of your thesis or dissertation, contact the Graduate School at gradinfo@uga.edu.

How do I learn more about the Graduate School's submission requirements?

Check out the Graduate School's Thesis & Dissertation Requirements and the UGA Libraries' Guide to Scholarly Publishing & Communication.

How can I find dissertations and theses from other universities?

Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Off-campus use restricted to UGA affiliates only.

Copyright and Borrowing

Authors� copyright of theses is strictly protected. Readers must sign their name on the form in the front of most Oxford University theses they consult, or leave their name and address at the issue desk. Copying of Oxford theses, even of a single page, may require the author's written permission. The prior written consent of the author must be obtained prior to including quotations from theses in published work. Some newer theses have a declaration from the author permitting some copying. Check inside the front cover of the thesis you are consulting.

For more information on the copying restrictions which apply to theses, contact Bodleian Libraries Special Collections. Copies of theses in their entirety may be purchased from the British Library, or acquired via EThOS.

Oxford University theses in the SSL are Confined to the library. Theses from other universities, which are classified according to Library of Congress Classification and shelved in the main library sequence, may be borrowed.

For further information on theses and dissertations, please visit the Bodleian Libraries' theses information page.

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