About the UH Libraries Retrospective Thesis and Dissertation Digitization Project

University of Houston Libraries has initiated a multi-year project to retrospectively digitize, make available, and preserve its full collection of print theses and dissertations dating back to 1940. It is our goal to make the documents fully text searchable and easily harvested by Internet search engines, making the full breadth and scope of scholarship produced at the University of Houston (UH) available around the world.

Alumni and other readers will be able to view the theses and dissertations as they are processed and made available in Cougar ROAR, the university's open access institutional repository. Please note that there will be no cost to the author for this service.

Alumni may search a list of UH theses and dissertations which will be digitized as part of this retrospective conversion project. The information includes the authors associated with the project, along with their degree-granting department, year of completion, and other descriptive data. If you wrote a thesis and/or dissertation that is not yet available online, and would like to opt-out of the project by restricting access to your work to on-campus access only, please contact us with your name, date of graduation, and thesis or dissertation title. Theses and dissertations will continue to be made available through interlibrary loan (ILL) to other libraries, as they were when they were available in print.