When submitting your work to ProQuest, you will choose whether or not you want your work to be indexed and discoverable by Google Scholar and major search engines.
Note that the information below applies only to discoverability through ProQuest. Scholars and researchers will always be able find your thesis or dissertation in DigitalGeorgetown through Google Scholar and major search engines, subject to any approved embargoes.
If you prefer not to have ProQuest make your work discoverable through search engines, during the ProQuest ETD Administrator submission process, choose the option "I DO NOT want my work to be discoverable in ProQuest through Google Scholar and other major search engines." This option appears on the Publishing Options page -- choose "Show More" in the Search Engine Discovery section for it to appear on your screen.