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Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center

This guide is a tutorial on how to use OhioLINK's Electronic Theses & Dissertations center.

Theses and Dissertations Databases

Viewing Your Search Results

Once you conduct your search, you will be able to view your results and use filters to limit them.  The ETD has the following filters to help narrow down your search:

  • Year
  • Degree name
  • Submission site
  • Subject
  • Language

To access a search result, click on the item's title.

ETD Search Results Page

etd search results page

Viewing Theses & Dissertations

When you click on a search result, the following page provides an overview of the source.  It includes a permalink, citation information, abstract, and keywords.  A PDF version of the thesis or dissertation is located on the left side of the page.


ETD Information Page

etd information page

Using Citations

There are several ways to locate and use citations from the ETD.  Your options are located under two categories on the source's information page:

  • Recommended Citations: These options provide a downloadable file that contains the source's citation information.  They are meant to be exported to a citation management program.  Current programs that are supported are Refworks, EndNote, RIS, and Mendeley.
  • Citations: These are premade citations in different formats, including MLA and APA.  They can be copied and pasted directly into your document or assignment.  It is recommended to double-check the citation for any errors.

ETD Citation Page

citation page etd