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Finding Dissertations and Theses 

  1. Search Proquest Dissertations & Theses database. It includes the full text of many dissertations, including those written at DePaul, in PDF format. For most documents unavailable in PDF, there is a link to purchasing details.
  2. Next, try the NDLTD: Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
  3. In rare cases, it is possible to borrow a dissertation using interlibrary loan. To do so, search by title in WorldCat Local.  Be sure to choose the entry for Thesis/dissertation, and NOT the entry for Article. In the full display, choose "Request via ILLiad."

Finding DePaul Dissertations and Theses

If you are unable to locate a DePaul thesis/dissertation via Proquest Dissertations and Theses, or if you just want to see a listing of DePaul theses/dissertations, try the following:

  1. For recent DePaul dissertations and theses, you can browse Via Sapientiae, our institutional repository
  2. To see what we have available in print format, search the DePaul VuFind Catalog.To find examples of theses students have written in a particular academic department, use the Advanced Search tab. Enter the word depaul on the first line, thesis on the second line and the name of the department on the third line.

Options are limited for international dissertations, but start with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), which includes links to EThOS, a service of the British Library which provides the full text of many dissertations after free registration, and the Center for Research Libraries .