Answered By: Robert Sebek Last Updated: Jun 18, 2018 Views: 121
Theses have been published at Virginia Tech since 1903. Theses and dissertations have been submitted electronically since 1996, with most of these freely available online. The Virginia Tech Libraries owns few theses or dissertations published at other colleges and universities; you can obtain many of these documents via Interlibrary Loan.
Discovery Search includes all Virginia Tech theses and dissertations (print and electronic), all of NDLTD and other open access repositories, and all the international dissertations from CRL. It does not include content from ProQUest Theses and Dissertations Global, so you search that in addition to Discovery Search (you'll find a button on Discovery Search result pages to repeat your search in PQTDG).
To limit searches to just Virginia Tech published theses or dissertations, include the phrase "Virginia Polytechnic Institute" with quotes in your search. To limit to documents from particular departments, include the department name in quotes. Note that many departments have changed their names over the years, so you will need to search each variation of name.
See our guide on theses and dissertations for more info.