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


Online availability

Graduate School Dissertations and Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Full Text (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)

Full Coverage: Fall 2019-  
Electronic Theses & Dissertations @ UGA Partial Coverage: 1999 - Full Coverage: Fall 2001-


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.


Print dissertations and theses

Dissertations and theses up through 2001 are available in print, and are held in our storage facility. You can request them from 'off-site storage' in the GIL-Find catalog, and we will email you when the item is available. If you are affiliated with UGA, you are usually able to check them out.

There are also some dissertations and theses in Special Collections. You can request to view them by clicking the 'Request to view in Special Collections' link in the GIL-Find Catalog. Special Collections copies cannot be checked out.


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.


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

Most of the dissertations in the Electronic Theses & Dissertations @ UGA database within Esploro (the UGA Institutional Repository) 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?

Graduate students submit their completed dissertation or thesis to Proquest.  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. They are also added to Esploro, the UGA Institutional Repository.

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

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.