Virginia Tech's ETDs are available in VTechWorks, the university’s digital repository.
See video below for how to search for ETDs in VTechWorks.
There many institutional repositories and national libraries of ETDs, as well as commercial vendors:
Virginia Tech Theses and Dissertations
Can't find that VT ETD you're looking for in VTechWorks? The author may have requested an embargo. If so, the ETD will not be available to the public until the embargo period has expired, usually one year plus a few months.
Can't access the VT ETD you found in VTechWorks? Perhaps the author restricted access to the Virginia Tech community. It will usually become publicly available one year plus a few months after it was approved by the Graduate School. You may request the ETD through InterLibraryLoan.
On the VTechWorks homepage you can search by entering any term or phrase in the box in the upper right corner. (if you enter nothing and hit the search button, you get the option to See Advanced Filters [see below]). Below the homepage search box, you can choose to search or browse within
You also have the option of refining your search by facets such Content Type (e.g., video, abstract, presentation, dissertation).
Advanced Filters offers 15 "filters" and boolean operators.
Within some collections there are collection-specific facets. For example, within the ETD collection you can browse/search by
Selecting the gear icon will give you options for sorting the results and how many results to display per page.
Global search from the NDLTD—Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations— Full text ETDs publicly available
OADT: Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Over 3,000,000 open access graduate theses and dissertations from more than 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions around the world
Theses Canada from Library and Archives Canada
EThOS--Electronic Theses Online Service: UK’s national doctoral thesis service from the British Library
More sources of ETDs