How Do I Find?



Dissertations & Theses

Limit your search to dissertations and theses in databases such as WorldCat:

  • 1. Type your keywords, title, or author in the first text box.
  • 2. Type dissertation in the second text box. This will find both dissertations and theses.
  • 3. Click on Search.
  • 4. Note: Some of the theses and dissertations indexed in WorldCat are online; watch for the URL.

Most dissertations and theses are owned by one library, usually the university library where the author received their degree. In order to borrow the thesis or dissertation from that library, click on the "Request Interlibrary Loan" link in the WorldCat record.

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WorldCat search for dissertations and theses.



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