Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Doctoral Programs: Searching for Dissertations

Searching for Dissertations

Acquiring a Dissertation

 Acquiring a Dissertation: 

There is usually a cost to acquiring a dissertation but it can vary greatly. If it is not available through a link in the identification tool, contact the library regarding interlibrary loan or purchasing options.

  • free electronic access - not always available
  • borrow through interlibrary loan - sometimes, though not always, libraries will loan a print copy of a dissertation. If a  borrowing fee is charged, it may be more cost effective for you to purchase the dissertation
  • Interlibrary Loan, find the title in TechCat, click on the red "Request Interlibrary Loan" button and complete the form
  • purchase through LTU Library/Dissertation Express - contact library for current cost
  • purchase directly from Proquest/UMI site - most expensive but may be available as a PDF
  • for additional information on searching for and acquiring dissertations, please contact a Reference Librarian.