Your thesis or dissertation will be indexed and discoverable via major search engines.Embargo By choosing an embargo, you are requesting that there be no access to the full-text of your Dissertation for a specified period of time.
Or, if you'd like, you can create a new account with a different user ID and password. You'll see a "Submission Instructions/Submission Agreement" page. Take particular note of the "Submission Agreement" section.
You may want to print a copy to keep for your records since it outlines the rights you retain and the rights you grant to Georgia State University.
Author - This is pre-populated with the information you entered when you created your account. Date of Award - Please use your Commencement (Graduation) date (NOT a defense or submission date) and do NOT add a season.
Make sure it is in MLA style - meaning capitalize the first letter of each name/word. Embargo Period - Please discuss your embargo decision with your college and your advisor. Access Confirmation - confirm that you made the intended Embargo selection in the previous step.
This is the equivalent of the access that was available when theses and dissertations were only on a library shelf.
Your thesis or dissertation will be shared as the result of an Interlibrary Loan request.
You'll see a page with several required fields where you'll need to enter information: Dissertation/Thesis Title - DO NOT USE ALL CAPS, even if you are instructed to use all caps in the document itself!
Please enter the title in headline style - meaning capitalize the first letter of the first word and the first letter of each following word in the title EXCEPT prepositions, conjunctions, articles, and the second word in hyphenated words. If you need to edit your author information, click the button.
Your dissertation will be listed and indexed in the Georgia State University Library Catalog and in Scholar [email protected], but the full text of your Dissertation, and any supplementary files, will not be accessible until the expiration of the embargo.
The title, author, keywords, and abstract will be displayed on the web in the record for your Dissertation even if you have restricted access to the full-text copy.