The Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL) is UC Santa Barbara Library's home for collections of digital research materials. This comprehensive digital library is intended to increase access to millions of hidden digital research assets in the UCSB Library's possession and, ultimately, serve as a single federated dashboard or front end to discovering all of the Library's resources.
The first phase of ADRL launched in April 2014, making theses and dissertations created by UCSB graduate students (2011-2017*) available to the UCSB community. In phase two, a representative subset of several thousand objects in the UCSB Library's existing digital collections were added.
Anyone may search the database and read the abstracts. To view full text of UCSB digital theses and dissertations you either must be using a computer that is on campus, or you must authenticate using the UCSB proxy server. Users not affiliated with UCSB may order UCSB theses and dissertations through their institution's Interlibrary Loan service or purchase them directly through ProQuest.
* NOTE: Only a small number of theses and dissertations are available for the year 2011. Complete coverage begins with theses and dissertations submitted in 2012. UCSB theses and dissertations from 2014 to the present are available in eScholarship.