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Dissertations written at UF:
- Search the UF Libraries' Catalog for all print and online theses.
- Using the Advanced Search, search for the subject heading: “Dissertations” as well as the department/major keywords.
- Materials will either be available in print (with a call number) or available electronically (online) through the catalog.
Dissertations written outside of UF:
- Search the database WorldCat Dissertations and Theses: lists theses and published material from around the world. Not as much full-text, but you can request items using Interlibrary Loan.
- Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses to identify many dissertations written at many universities. Not as exhaustive as Worldcat and does not include dissertations from Harvard or MIT. Does not include Masters theses. More full text available.
Obtaining copies of dissertations written outside UF:
- Search the database: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses. Full text is available for approximately one third of the theses indexed in the database.
- Search WorldCat Dissertations and Theses for links to free full text or indications that a copy may be borrowed from another library.
- Use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service if you are a current student/faculty/staff at UF.
- Purchase a copy from ProQuest Dissertation Express, in print or online form.
- Contact the author or the issuing institution/department.
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