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Bringing the Library to You!: Theses/Dissertations

A guide to using library resources for students on clinical rotation, enrolled in distance courses or otherwise away from campus.

ProQuest D & T

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is a database to which the Library maintains a subscription.  It can be helpful to search here, because if it has the paper you are looking for, you will be able to view the first 24 pages to determine whether or not it is something you want to request through Interlibrary Loan.

Obtaining Theses/Dissertations

1. After finding a citation or an abstract for a thesis in PsycINFO, Dissertation Abstracts, or elsewhere, go to BoxerSearch.  

2. In the search box, type in the words from the title – this should be sufficient to locate the dissertation record. If you are unable to locate the dissertation in WorldCat, please contact the Health Sciences Librarian.

3. In the information about the dissertation you will see a section titled “Get This Item”.

4. Click on the Send request to ILLiad link.



*Be aware... Not all institutions loan their dissertations. If they do not, Interlibrary Services will contact you to ask if you are willing to purchase a copy of the dissertation. Most dissertations cost between $25-30 each.

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