The easiest way to search for dissertations and theses from VSU is using our online catalog, GIL-Find. Start at the Odum Library Home Page and click the "Books & Journals" Tab.
In that tab, click on Advanced Search.
Once in GIL-Find, you can use keyword searches to find relevant dissertations or theses. For example, if you are looking for dissertations from the Department of Curriculum, Leadership and Technology , you would use the Advanced or Keyword Search to formulate your search.
See what happens when you search "Valdosta State University" AND dissertation AND "Department of Curriculum, Leadership and Technology"
Once you have found the dissertation or thesis you want online, you can check out a print copy in the library. The location and call number for the thesis can be located at the bottom of the page This information will tell you where you can find the thesis or dissertation in our library. All of our Theses and Dissertations are available for patrons to check out.
The VText Repository also contains links to PDFs of dissertations and other publications produced at Valdosta State University.
To access VText, navigate to the library's home page and click on VText Repository under Resources.
Simpler searches work best in VText. If looking for dissertations that had a specific advisor or committee person, search for their name in quotation marks.
This search for "Pate, James, L." returned 20 results in VText.
Once you find a result you want to access, scroll down until you see the View/Open option towards the bottom. Click on View/Open to access the dissertation.
Most, but not all dissertations will be available through VText. Students have the option to place their work under an indefinite embargo. Items under an indefinite embargo will say:
Format: Text file
Description: Indefinite Embargo
In these cases, if you would like to access the dissertation, you would need to locate a physical copy in Odum Library using the GIL-Find catalog.