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Dissertations & Theses Database

Includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day with full-text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.

If the dissertation is from 1996 or earlier, or is foreign

1.  Find a copy at the Library of Congress

   The Library of Congress purchases a microform or electronic copy of all dissertations held by University Microfilms going back to 1940.  Click here to learn more.
2.  Borrow a copy
   You can request a copy of a dissertation via Interlibrary Loan, although many institutions will NOT lend their dissertations. 
3.  Buy a copy
   Dissertations are available for purchase (starting price is $38.00 for a PDF download) from Dissertations Express.