The University of New Mexico encourages open access to all theses and dissertations produced for graduate degrees. Theses and dissertations (ETDs) submissions are uploaded to the LoboVault repository (digital archive) where they are accessible for search and download through web search engines such as Google. The University of New Mexico has implemented an embargo restriction policy that enables students, with approval from their advisers and Graduate Studies, to delay public-wide access to their work in LoboVault. Before defending your thesis or dissertation, please consult with your committee chair and review the embargo restriction policy at the Graduate Studies Website-Graduate Studies Forms-Manuscript Block to determine whether or not you should release your work to open access or petition for an appropriate embargo option. Please use the links bellow for more information on Thesis/Dissertation policies and procedures.