Your library may be able to provide access to the dissertation you're looking for. Whether you are looking for a specific graduate work, or want to find out what dissertations or theses have been written on a particular subject, ProQuest provides a variety of tools to help.
Virtually every major research library in the world provides access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database through one of several formats:
- ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database (PQDT) - With more than 2.3 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Students, faculty, and other researchers search the database for titles related to their scholarly interests. Of the millions of graduate works listed, we offer over 1.9 million in full text format. PQDT is a subscription database, so consult your library for availability.
- Dissertations & Theses @ - Dissertations & Theses @ is a service for ProQuest’s active university publishing partners. The service provides a university's academic community with free access to citations and abstracts for graduate works from that university. For graduate works published from 1997 forward, a full text PDF will usually be available for free download as well.
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Search for dissertations & theses online
UA Theses & Dissertations (UA Campus Repository)
Access full text of all UA dissertations and masters theses submitted to the library from 1895-present. This open access repository also includes Honors College theses from 2008-present.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global Guide
Find dissertations and masters theses from North American and European colleges and universities. You can limit your search to University of Arizona as the institution. Full text is available for most American and select UK dissertations from 1997 forward and abstracts are listed for many more works dating back as far as 1637.
Search for doctoral dissertations from the United Kingdom. Includes access to full text for many dissertations, while others can be digitized by request.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Find graduate-level theses from around the world that are freely available online.
Find UA theses and dissertations
Search our catalog for UA dissertations and theses submitted to the library (includes all paper and microform copies and some digitized material).
Several UA departments maintain their own archives of dissertations, masters theses, and other reports (including materials not submitted to the library). Check with individual departments or browse these online archives:
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UA faculty, staff, and students can request dissertations and theses from other institutions through interlibrary loan. Non-UA affiliates may be able to borrow UA theses and dissertations through your local library's interlibrary loan system.
Dissertations from the UA and many other U.S. and Canadian universities can be purchased online through ProQuest UMI Dissertation Express.
You can find instructions on preparing and submitting your thesis or dissertation from the UA Graduate College.