First Batch of Dissertations & Theses Now in Academic Works

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Our first batch of goodies is ready! All dissertations and theses from 2014 (thus far) are now in Academic Works, the Graduate Center’s new open access institutional repository. Some of them are open access (i.e., freely available) now, and the others will become open access at the end of the author’s chosen embargo period (generally six months, one year, or two years).

Browse this incredible batch of intellectual output by department or en masse. Or scan a few of these works (all of them already open access), which I’ve cherry-picked for having especially engaging, curiosity-sparking titles:

October graduates, your dissertations and theses will appear in Academic Works soon. And moving forward, all theses and dissertations will appear shortly after each graduation.

Added benefit of going open access: If your thesis or dissertation is open access in Academic Works, you’ll receive monthly readership reports detailing how often your work has been downloaded, what search terms led readers to your work, etc. (And I’ve already heard from 2014 graduates who are surprised and delighted by how much their dissertation or thesis has been downloaded!) So, not only does going open access help you find a broader audience and make a greater impact — it also helps you see and track that impact!

About the Author

Jill Cirasella is the Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center, CUNY.