Authors of theses and dissertations may temporarily restrict access to their work by placing a hold, or embargo, on the work for a period of time. The Libraries are not authorized to provide copies of the work during this time. You can find out if a thesis or dissertation has an embargo by searching for it in the OakTrust Repository.

If there is an embargo:

  • There will be a notice at the top of the record stating that it is not available because it is under embargo.
  • You can click on the "Show full item record" link to find out when the embargo will be lifted; the date will be listed under local.embargo.lift.

NOTE: Even though the link to the pdf is active, clicking on it will take you through the login process only to find out that it is restricted. This is not a mistake. Theses and dissertations with an embargo are not available to anyone.

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