Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs)

ETD Services at the University at Albany are a coordinated effort between the Graduate School, the University Libraries, and Special Collections and Archives to collect, share, and preserve the University's valuable graduate student scholarship.

We support your ETD's discoverability and impact while maintaining your author rights and providing long-term preservation for your work

As part of a new endeavor to enhance the web presence of our graduate programs and showcase student work at the University at Albany, the University Libraries will begin adding electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from ProQuest Dissertation & Theses (PQDT) Global, where this work is currently shared, into Scholars Archive, the University’s open access repository.

UAlbany ETDs will still be available and searchable within PQDT Global with this initiative, and UAlbany authors still retain copyright of their thesis or dissertation, allowing authors to publish their own work at any time with any publisher.

Since 2014, the University Libraries have been collecting, sharing, and preserving UAlbany research and scholarship via our open access repository, Scholars Archive. By making this work openly available, that is, sharing this scholarship with the global community free of charge, UAlbany’s valuable scholarship enjoys a broader reach and deeper impact.

The University Libraries and Graduate School have traditionally partnered on managing theses and dissertations, with Archives playing an essential role and responsibility in preserving and sharing these publications.

Technologies have advanced and the publishing landscape has evolved, however, and this move to share UAlbany ETDs via Scholars Archive is a valuable expansion on and improvement of the services the Libraries already provide.

Distributing ETDs in Scholars Archive offers our alumni numerous benefits, and including your thesis in Scholars Archive will expand the reach of your work by allowing it to be accessed by people around the world. If interested, you may create an account in Scholars Archive to create an author dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.