Producing Your Doctoral & Master's Thesis
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) are theses or dissertations prepared as text-based PDF files. ETDs can contain non-text elements such as sound, video, and hypertext links. ETDs are available through T-Space, the University's digital library repository, and also released to the world-wide web with priority in many search engines, enabling scholars worldwide to locate, search, and download U of T's ETDs.
Electronic theses have many advantages. As well as the capacity to include various non-text modalities, they offer vastly improved accessibility and ease of use, which increases your readership and benefits those interested in your work. Electronic publication has proven to vastly increase citation rates. According to Library & Archives Canada, authors receive 50-250% more citations when they make their articles publicly available!