Looking for Dissertations

Theses & Dissertations

Writing a UO Dissertation or Thesis

Finding Electronic Dissertations

By University of Oregon Students:

By Everyone Else:

Obtaining Dissertations

Borrowing (use one of the methods below, allow 10-30 days):

  • Worldcat. Use the search form to locate the dissertation by author and/or title, then click on the title link, then follow the steps to complete an "ILL" transaction.
  • Dissertation Abstracts. Search for the dissertation and submit your request using the "Findtext" button. Your request will be processed on the following day, Monday-Friday.
  • Or, submit your request via your ILLiad account.

You will be notified by the Interlibrary Loan Department if the owning library will not loan the dissertation. You may be able to purchase a copy of the dissertation for your use by following the procedure below:


If we are unable to borrow the item from the owning library you may be able to locate a copy via Dissertation Express and purchase a copy yourself (unbound printed copies are $44 & electronic copies are $37).

Finding Dissertations - Other Resources

University of Oregon Theses & Dissertations

The UO Libraries Catalog allows you to limit your search to just dissertations and theses. To search for all dissertations written for a particular department; search by title using the pattern shown in this example: University Of Oregon Theses Dept Of Physics. Dissertations written by University of Oregon students are housed in the UO Libraries' collection and are generally available to borrow. Copies may also be made from the microfilm housed in University Archives.

Dissertations Prior to 1980 - from U.S. and Canadian institutions

For abstracts to dissertations published before 1980, consult a librarian.




Created by butler on Aug 7, 2012 Last updated Jun 19, 2014