This guide provides information about locating dissertations and theses, both those completed at Stanford University and those from other universities.
The database incorporates ongoing additions for dissertations and theses accepted as recently as last semester.
Subject coverage includes social sciences, arts & humanities, science & technology, medical sciences, business, and economics.
Limit any search result by selecting "Thesis/Dissertation” under Genre in the left column.) Most Stanford dissertations written between 19 are available as PDFs from Proquest.
You can access these directly from Dissertations & Theses @ Stanford or from the Searchworks record.
After a dissertation or thesis is submitted to Graduate Studies, it can take up to several months for it to appear in the database.
UC Davis theses and dissertation issued between 1978 and mid-2003 are available for use in the Microcopy Collection, Lower Level, Shields Library.You can purchase copies of Stanford dissertations completed before 2010 via UMI Dissertation Express from Pro Quest.Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database.Works added to the database since 1997 are available full text along with selected full text from previous years.Free twenty-four page previews are provided for titles that are not full text but that are available for purchase.As of September 2010 all doctoral dissertations and masters theses are submitted to the Proquest Dissertations & Theses database.Electronic copies of doctoral dissertations began to be available in 1997 while masters theses began to be available in September 2010.For Senior Thesis Searching Tips, see the Mudd Manuscript Library blog post: How to Search for, Find, and View Princeton University Senior Theses Integrated database search of full-text journal databases (including KISS and DBPia), theses & dissertations held in more than 150 universities in South Korea, and over 7 million bibliographic records.Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.Citations and abstracts of only Princeton University dissertations.Princeton users may download for free the full text of dissertations published after 1996.