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Digitized UH Theses and Dissertations Accessible in Cougar ROAR

A digitized collection of theses and dissertations from University of Houston researchers is now available in the UH Libraries Cougar Research Open Access Repositories (ROAR).

The Digitized Theses and Dissertations Project is an ongoing, multi-year initiative to make a wide range of theses and dissertations produced by UH students accessible online. With funding provided by the John P. McGovern Foundation to initiate the project, UH Libraries is digitizing and making accessible nearly 20,000 volumes dating from 1940 through 2009.

The project supports the University’s mission by boosting the reach and impact of UH research and scholarship through enhanced online access and by providing long-term, safe and sustainable online storage and preservation. The project offers additional benefits including enhanced discoverability by Google’s strong indexing capabilities and increased usage of UH theses and dissertations.

Alumni, faculty, and other users will be able to view the theses and dissertations as they are processed and made available in Cougar ROAR, with the pre-1978 volumes prioritized for online access. Theses and dissertations that are presumed to be under copyright will be restricted to users who have an active university ID. There is no cost to the UH theses and dissertation authors for this service. Authors who prefer to opt out of this digitization project may submit a Takedown Request Form. For questions, please contact cougarroar@uh.edu.

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on January 05th, 2023 and filed under Announcements, Featured