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Finding Dissertations and Theses

Obtaining Dissertations & Theses not owned by UA Libraries

We generally do not buy individual dissertations and theses from other universities or colleges. However, there are occasional exceptions. To find out if we have a non-UA dissertation or thesis:

Interlibrary Loan

UA faculty, staff and students can request dissertations and theses through interlibrary loan.

Center for Research Libraries (of which UA Library is a member) has an International Doctoral Dissertations Program and currently houses a collection of over 800,000 foreign dissertations. Current UA faculty, staff and students may request items in this collection using interlibrary loan. (Please indicate CRL Dissertations Database in the notes box.)

Purchasing Dissertations

ProQuest UMI Dissertation Express - Any individual may order unbound shrink-wrapped copies (or PDF downloads or other formats, when available) of most US and Canadian dissertations through this service. (UA faculty, staff and students may also order copies through ProQuest Dissertations & Theses at their own expense.) is a commercial web site that allows authors of dissertations to self-publish their work, and make it available for sale online.


Last modified: November 12, 2014