Finding Dissertations and Theses
Obtaining Dissertations & Theses not owned by UA Libraries
The UA Library generally does 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:
- Check the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Many are available as full-text PDF files there.
- Check the UA Library Catalog under the author and/or title of the dissertation.
If you do not find it in our Catalog or the ProQuest database, the following services are available:
UA InterLibrary Loan form - Login to your ILL account, select and fill out the Thesis form in the left column for dissertations or theses. (This service only for current UA faculty, staff and students)
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 the UA InterLibrary Loan form above. (Please indicate CRL Dissertations Database in the Notes box.)
The following services are available for individuals wishing to purchase copies of 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.)
Dissertation.com is a commercial web site that allows authors of dissertations to self-publish their work, and make it available for sale online.
Please refer questions about this page to Laurie Eagleson
Last modified: March 22, 2013