Master's theses and Dissertations are deposited in CUNY Academic Works. Grove School of Engineering Dissertations are also deposited in the ProQuest Digital Dissertations and Theses database
You can embargo (temporarily block public online access) to your dissertation or thesis in neither, either, or both databases — it’s up to you. If you embargo in both databases, you can select the same embargo length for both or choose different embargo lengths. For both databases, your initial embargo options are:
Embargoed dissertations and theses are not completely invisible or inaccessible.
If you want to change your embargo settings after you've deposited or graduated, you must contact ProQuest and the City College Library separately.
Open Access and the Graduate Author: A Dissertation Anxiety Manual by Jill Cirasella and Polly Thistlethwaite. This chapter was originally published in: Smith, K. L., & Dickson, K. A. (Eds.). (2017). Open access and the future of scholarly communication: Implementation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Hear and read some key thoughts from the CUNY Graduate Center's event “Share It Now or Save It For Later: Making Choices about Dissertations and Publishing,” featuring the MLA's Director of Scholarly Communications, two university press editors, and two alumni.
Content credit: Roxanne Shirazi, CUNY Graduate Center