This guide provides information on locating, borrowing, and purchasing doctoral dissertations and theses.
If you are unable to locate dissertations (or theses) using these pages, please ask a librarian for assistance. See contact information to the right.
A dissertation is a book-length thesis or treatise prepared as a requirement for the award of a doctoral degree (Ph.D.)
A thesis is book-length essay or treatise prepared as a requirement for the award of a master's degree.
Dissertations can be especially useful for locating recent research that may not yet be published in book or article format. Revised dissertations are often published later as books or scholarly articles; to find these, try searching for other works written by the same author.