What is TAD Services and an ETD?
What is TAD Services?
Thesis and Dissertation (TAD) Services office is located in Research and Technology Center, Room 220. TAD Services is a part of the Graduate College and processes all theses and dissertations for the Ohio University campuses. Each quarter TAD Word, Tables and Figures and Graduation workshops are offered for those wanting to learn more about how to format a manuscript in Word and use the Word template available on the Web site. The TAD Graduation workshops are offered to assist students in completing forms and understanding the process of filing a thesis and dissertation before graduating. All forms are available online along with specific instructions on how to format and process a thesis or dissertation.
What is an ETD?
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) is an internationally recognized acronym for a thesis or dissertation that can be accessed online. Hundreds of ETD repositories exist worldwide. The Ohio Department of Education maintains our local ETD repository for online theses and dissertations in Ohio. This repository is called the OhioLINK ETD Center and currently has close to 20,000 online theses and dissertations from Ohio universities. ProQuest (Dissertation Abstracts) is a second ETD repository used by most universities throughout the United States and includes many other theses and dissertations from around the world. Ohio University files all dissertation documents in the ProQuest repository as well. ETDs are viewed as a way to allow students and universities to gain greater access to research and to obtain cost savings and flexibility. At Ohio University, all documents filed electronically can be found at OhioLINK and also through the Alden Library ALICE Catalog.