Theses and Dissertations Guide

Theses and Dissertations Guide

If you are looking for a print or digital thesis or dissertation, there are several different resources to help you locate the item you need


A thesis or dissertation is a formal document; typically a written treatise or thesis, an account of scholarly investigation, or original research on a specialized topic, submitted to a university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master’s or doctorate degree


UO students theses and dissertations

  • Search the UO Library Catalog by title, author, subject, or keyword
    • For example, to find all dissertations written for a particular department, search:
      University of Oregon Theses Dept of Physics
  • Or online via Dissertation Abstracts (Proquest) and UO Scholars’ Bank
  • Note: Digital copies of UO theses and dissertations are available for graduation dates beginning in 2007 and beyond via Scholars' Bank. Contact Special Collections for print copies of theses and dissertations prior to 2007.

Worldwide theses and dissertations


UO student dissertations are housed in our collection and are generally available to borrow or copy from the microfilm housed in University Archives

Request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) if UO Library does not have the dissertation

ILL is a service UO Library provides to borrow materials owned by another library for you

After the request is processed you will be notified via email by the Interlibrary Loan Department if the owning library will or will not loan the dissertation


If we are unable to borrow the item you may be able to locate a copy via Dissertation Express (Proquest) for purchase


UO Graduate School Theses and Dissertations Overview and Style Manual


For help finding a thesis or dissertation contact Ask-A-Librarian


Created by butler on Aug 7, 2012 Last updated Mar 5, 2015