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EDAS 6900-001 Educational Administration and Supervision: Finding Theses & Dissertations

Finding Dissertations, Theses & Project Requirements at UT

Electronic copies of UT doctoral dissertations may be available free of charge from ProQuest Theses & Dissertations.  And, some UT students have chosen to submit their theses or dissertations electronically to the Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Center. The University Library maintains copies of printed dissertations, theses, and projects from UT graduates. 

  • On the Main Campus, circulating copies dating from 1997 to current are housed on the fourth floor of Carlson Library, and are arranged first by year and then alphabetically by last name of the author.  Older theses, dissertations, and project requirements are housed at the Northwest Ohio Book Depository, and may be requested by patrons.  Project requirements are no longer collected in Carlson Library after Summer 2008. 
  • On the Health Science Campus, dissertations and theses after 2004 are available as electronic only, earlier dissertations and theses can be requested from the Northwest Ohio Depository through our library catalog.. 

To search the UT Library Catalog for these materials, you can search by title, for the student's name (or advisor's name  for recent materials) by author, or you can search by keywords and limit to Material Type: Thesis/Diss.  You can also find all of the theses, dissertations, or projects from a specific department by searching for the title using the type of document and the department: UT Dissertation Chemistry, for example.

Finding Dissertations & Theses in OhioLINK

Using the OhioLINK Library Catalog, you can search for dissertations and theses completed at other Ohio universities and colleges if they are included in that library's catalog.  Using Keywords, you can again limit to Material Type: Thesis/Diss.

OhioLINK theses and dissertations may also be available from the Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Center.  

Finding Electronic Theses & Dissertations

In recent years, Electronic Theses or Dissertations and making the publication available for free on the web.  These may also be available through institutional respositories associated with their college or university, or a network of institutions.    You should also check the website of the college or university the student graduated from to see if there is any mention of ETDs.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Search

Proquest Theses & Dissertations

Using ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, you can search for dissertations done in a wide variety of U.S. and international universities.  This database is the electronic equivalent of the Dissertation Abstracts publication back to 1861, and abstracts are available for entries back to 1980. You can search the database by keyword to find citation information for publications from many colleges and universities.   Most publications since 1998 have a free 24-page preview of the publication, which often includes the full table of contents and a portion of the first chapter... enough to see whether the dissertation or thesis will be useful to you.

The publications that you find in this database can be purchased from Proquest in a variety of formats, or can often be obtained through our Interlibrary Loan Service by UT faculty, staff, and students.  When submitting your request using ILLiad, you can use the New Request > Thesis & Dissertation form and fill in as much information as possible.

Dissertations from recent years may be available in electronic format for purchase, and those from UT that are available electronically are free of charge.