Finding Dissertations and Theses

Obtaining UA Dissertations & Theses

Individuals wishing to obtain copies of UA dissertations or theses owned by the UA Libraries who live outside the Tucson area have the following options available.


Check our Campus Repository - Many dissertations and some master's and honors theses are now freely available, primarily covering the years 1982-1996, and 2005 to present.

If you're affiliated with an academic institution, check to see if your library subscribes to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text database. PDF files for most UA dissertations and some master's theses from 1997 forward (and many earlier as well) are available there.

InterLibrary Loan

The UA Libraries do not loan library materials directly to non-affiliated individuals. However, interlibrary loans may be requested through your college or university library if you're a student, faculty, or staff member, or though your local public library.  

Our Interlibrary Loan department charges $30 for loans in the United States and $45 for international loans ($30, if available electronically). 

Please direct interlibrary loan inquiries to:

University of Arizona Library
Interlibrary Loan

1510 E. University Blvd.
Tucson AZ 85721-0055
(520) 621-6438
fax: (520) 621-4619


Copies of UA dissertations and many UA theses can be purchased online directly from ProQuest UMI Dissertation Express.

Cost (including shipping and handling):  North America: $44 for unbound paper copy, $37 for PDF download (if available). All other locations: $49 regular delivery or $77 express delivery for unbound paper copy, $42 for PDF download (if available).

For those not available from UMI, copies may be requested for a fee through our Document Delivery Service. For more information, email, or call (520) 621-6438 or (520) 621-9240.



Last modified: October 27, 2015