Library: Finding Dissertations
Find and request dissertations published in print and online:
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
Search dissertations and theses from around the world from 1743- .
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I only includes a citation and abstract for the dissertation; it does not include full text. Once you identify a dissertation, request a copy via interlibrary loan (UP ILLiad), or try a Google search for the dissertation title to see if it might be freely available online.
Open Access DissertationsMany dissertation authors now choose to make their dissertations freely available online via their university's institutional repository. Try the resources below to locate these open access dissertations.
Digital Collections Network
Search open-access dissertations, articles (and much more) included in the institutional repositories of hundreds of universities and colleges. Search for your topic, then on the left sidebar, limit your search to Publication Type = Theses/Dissertations.
Google Scholar also includes the full-text of many open access dissertations; however, there isn't a straightforward way to limit a search to only find dissertations.
- Oregon State University: ScholarsArchive@OSU
- University of Oregon: Scholars' Bank
- University of Washington: ResearchWorks
- Washington State University: WSU Research Exchange Repository
Questions?Ask a librarian. Stop by the Research Desk, set up an appointment to meet with a librarian, call 503-943-7788, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.