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Dissertations & These Databases

Pacific University Dissertations

CommonKnowledge is the home of the collected scholarship and creative works of Pacific University faculty, staff and students - and of their collaborators from around the world. These open collections, organized and made accessible by the Pacific University Libraries, demonstrate Pacific's commitment to the idea that shared information and academic collaboration are essential to the "progress of knowledge" in our global community.

Obtaining Theses/Dissertations

1. Use our catalog PacCat to search for theses/dissertations written by Pacific's students.  Go to the Library to obtain the paper.

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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.