Locating Dissertations

Locating Dissertations in WorldCat Dissertations

A second database to search dissertations is the subecription database:


WorldCat Dissertations


Simply enter the keywords or other citation information in the search boxes:


FirstSearch search page



This is what the results list looks like. More information on the dissertation can be viewed by clicking on the title of the dissertation.

FirstSearch results page

Requesting Dissertations and Theses from WorldCat Dissertations

WorldCat Dissertations is not a full text database. However, you can submit an online request to borrow the dissertation from another library by clicking on the Request Interlibrary Loan link located on the dissertation's record page.


Request Interlibrary Loan in WorldCat


There are times when the dissertation will be available online for download from a third party site. The URL to these sites will be available next to the dissertation's citation on the results list.


Dissertations available online in WorldCat