SJSU uses ProQuest to manage its digital repository of masters theses. Once you submit your manuscript through the ProQuest site (and you are required to do so in order to have your thesis approved by GS&R) it becomes available through certain ProQuest databases. If you wrote a historical novel about Abraham Lincoln, for example, a citation and abstract of your thesis will appear in search results for “Abraham Lincoln.” Depending on the permissions you granted ProQuest during the submission process, users of their database may also have the option to order a full electronic or printed copy of your work. Note that you retain full copyright to your work. ProQuest is only a distributor; they do not own your work.
Students may order a bound copy through ProQuest however the order must be completed within the student's ProQuest account prior to submitting the dissertation the very first time. If students do not place the order prior to submitting the dissertation, the order cannot be made until after the dissertation has been delivered to ProQuest for publication. Since the policy related to embargoes states that a receipt showing the bound copy has been paid for and ordered to be shipped directly to the University Graduate School (UGS) must be received before the degree can be awarded, students who place an embargo on their dissertation but do not order through ProQuest prior to submitting their dissertation will need to use another bindery to order the bound copy for the UGS. Students in this situation should not send the dissertation to the other bindery until the final version is approved within ProQuest.
Proquest Thesis Search and Research Papers - Dog Training Spot
The Boyce Digital Library electronic thesis and dissertation collections supports 6 month, 1 year and 2 year embargoes, which are the same embargo options available to you through the ProQuest thesis/dissertation system. These options are available at the time of submission to ProQuest.