Explanation of Key Terms
Open Access: Scholarly works are available for viewing and downloading to encourage the wide dissemination of scholarly and scientific information. See Open Access for more information.
Traditional Publishing: The author contracts with the publisher (in this case ProQuest) to reproduce, distribute and sell copies of the author’s work. See Traditional Publishing for more information.
Immediate Release: The bibliographic information, the abstract, and the full text of the thesis or dissertation are immediately available for viewing by the general public. See Open Access or Traditional Publishing for additional information.
Delayed Release (or Embargo): Delays the release of the full text of the thesis or dissertation for publication through the ProQuest database and the WRLC Catalog for the embago period selected. Bibliographic information and the abstract of thesis/dissertation (as entered on the ProQuest ETD Administrator site) will be displayed in both the ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Database and the Washington Research Library Consortium Catalog. See Open Access or Traditional Publishing for additional information.
Search Engine Access
Choose whether or not you want major search engines (ie. Yahoo!, Google, etc.) to discover your work.
See Search Engines and your Dissertation for more information.