Electronic Theses & Dissertations | Office of Administrative Affairs and Graduate Education | Kent State University

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Starting this semester Kent State offers Ph.D. candidates the option of submitting their dissertations in electronic format. 

In doing so, the University joins an international initiative to update the technology used to publish theses and dissertations and to broaden their dissemination. The same option will be offered to Masters students in another year or two.

The University will be using the OhioLINK ETD Center, a public repository for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) created at OhioLINK institutions. The Center will also forward a copy of each document to a larger repository, the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, as well as to University Microfilms for its commercial products, Dissertation Abstracts and Digital Dissertations. The OhioLINK ETD Center is indexed by Google and other Internet search engines.

The Libraries coordinate submission of the University's ETD to OhioLINK and will be providing training for students who wish to submit an electronic dissertation.

This information is from Vol. 14, No 2 October/November 2004 Footnotes publication