If you see Embargoed until [date] or Full text available after [date], the author chose to delay the public release of their dissertation until that date. Your best option here might be to contact the author directly, or their advisor, or check the appropriate database to find related journal articles and other works by the author.
UCSD dissertations may be found in print, online (or both), and even audio or video recordings. Check the Roger record for that dissertation or thesis to determine location and online availability. Many of the online dissertations will have this in the record:
ProQuest. Restricted to UC IP addresses - Available in ProQuest Dissertation and Theses, and access is similar to that of any of our other online resources, where UC San Diego faculty, staff and students can access off campus using VPN.
eScholarship - Available in eScholarship, the University of California open access repository. This copy can be read or downloaded by anyone, on or off campus, at no charge.
Most print dissertations and theses are stored in the Annex, and can be delivered to the Library upon request. Use the Request link in the Roger record if you have a library account, or our Annex request form.
All UCSD dissertations and theses are cataloged in Roger.