The Electronic Theses & Dissertations (ETDs) and Inquiry Projects Collection is a compilation of scholarly works produced by UT Health Science Center graduate students. The contents of this collection include theses, dissertations, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) inquiry projects; all are produced in digital format.
Historically, the Library has been responsible for housing print copies of theses and dissertations produced by the Health Science Center’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Collaborative efforts with the Graduate Dean’s Office have transitioned this practice from print to electronic only. The Library is no longer accepting print copies; however electronic submissions are welcomed and can be made available through the Library’s Digital Archive. All print copies prior to 2009 will still be housed in the Library’s print collection.
The DNP inquiry projects have recently been added to this collection as part of the newly accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice program offered through the School of Nursing. Inquiry projects are scholarly papers based on evidence-based projects designed and implemented during the program.
***Access to the works in this collection is generally unrestricted but some titles may be limited to Health Science Center faculty, staff and students. As a general rule, the Library only collects dissertations published at UT Health Science Center San Antonio but students, faculty and staff can access electronic theses and dissertations from other institutions in the Digital Dissertations and Theses online database.