All dissertations & theses written by students who entered into University of Florida graduate programs in 2001 or later are only available online through the ProQuest database.
Some theses beginning in 1998 are online.
Older theses and dissertations are being digitized, and may be both in print and online.
For UF Dissertations/Theses: Dissertations/theses are treated as books in the UF Catalog and you can find them by searching by author, title, or year. They also have the special designation of "thesis" and your search can include this term in the advanced search page by using can be located in the UF Catalog by using keyword=thesis.
Starting in Fall 2001, UF made the transition to requiring all students to publish their dissertations electronically. These will be listed as online in the catalog and are in PDF format.
For Non-UF Dissertations/Theses:
Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global to identify many dissertations written at many universities and read the full-text of the dissertations. The database covers 1867 to the present; however, each university's coverage varies.
WorldCat Dissertations and Theses lists all dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by members of OCLC, a worldwide library consortium. This database includes links to full text of many freely-available theses and indicates whether any member library has a print copy that may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) provides links to theses that may be freely available online.
Global ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) Very international. Keep your search simple.You can limit results in left sidebar by language, publication year and subject "tags".