The ETD Center is a free, online database of Ohio's undergraduate, masters and doctoral theses and dissertations from participating OhioLINK member schools. It contains the abstract for all included theses and dissertations. The full-text is also available if it was submitted.
Retrieving a copy of a dissertation takes time and there is often a retrieval fee. The ETD Center eliminates the delay between searching and retrieving, giving researchers immediate access to the most current research occurring on Ohio campuses.
The ETD Center also provides more flexible publishing options. In addition to the standard PDF document format for text and diagrams, students can include music, video, and image files, increasing the strength and quality of many published theses and dissertations. Plus, electronic archiving in the statewide site eliminates the need for multiple physical storage facilities on each campus.