Online Dissertations Libraries

Borrow a Dissertation

  • Logon to ILL@MU  and fill out the ”Thesis/Dissertation Request” form.
  • If the dissertation/thesis is available for loan:


    • It will be requested for your use as any other Interlibrary Loan item
  • If the dissertation is “in use” or “not on the shelf”

    • You will be notified and your request will be cancelled
    • You will be asked to resubmit a second request on a future date
  • If the dissertation is not available for loan

    • ILL@MU will purchase a single use PDF version of the dissertation/thesisfrom ProQuest, if available
  • We are unable to purchase every dissertation that is not available for loan due to budget constraints.

If you live outside of Columbia, follow these directions to have the items mailed to you:

  • In the Notes field of the ILL Request form, enter MU Distance Learning Student to indicate the item is to be mailed to you.  Include your address to expedite the processing of the request.

MU Distance Learning Student
YOUR ADDRESS: 110 Abbey Lane St. Louis, MO 63123

The University of Georgia has both electronic and print theses and dissertations.

What years are covered online in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Database?

Partial CoverageFull Coverage
Graduate School1999 - Summer 2001Fall 2001-
Honors College2003-20082009-

Last Loaded Theses and Dissertations: Summer 2017*

This date represents the most recent electronic theses and dissertations available in the database.

* Note: There are some Summer 2017 ETDs that are still being catalogued and are not yet in the database.

What about print dissertations and theses?

Older UGA dissertations and theses can be requested from the Repository, the Libraries' off-campus storage facility.

How can I find UGA theses and dissertations?

  • Search UGA Libraries' Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database
  • Search GIL-Find (the UGA Libraries' catalog) to find records for both print and electronic dissertations and theses.
    • Make sure to add the keywords “University of Georgia” and “dissertation” or “thesis” to your search in the GIL-Find catalog.
    • All print theses and dissertations are held in an off-site repository. In the catalog, click the link under the holdings tab that says “Request Repository Material” and fill out the form. You will be emailed when the document is available at the on-campus library you choose.

Note: Some authors restrict access to their electronic thesis or dissertation to on-campus users only for 5 years after graduation. If affiliated with UGA, view them on campus or through the vLAB service.

What if I am not affiliated with the University of Georgia?

Most of the dissertations in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database are available for public use. If the thesis or dissertation you want is not available online due to age or restriction to on-campus use only, place a request for the dissertation or thesis through your home library’s interlibrary loan department.

How are ETDs processed?

The Graduate School and the Honors College send electronic thesis and dissertation files to the Libraries' Systems Department, which loads them into the UGA ETD database. Then, the Libraries' Cataloging Department begins to catalog them in GIL in order to set our holdings in WorldCat and provide information needed for fulfilling interlibrary loan requests.

If you have recently graduated and need more information about the status of your thesis or dissertation, contact the Graduate School at

How do I learn more about the Graduate School's submission requirements?

Check out the Graduate School's Thesis & Dissertation Requirements and the UGA Libraries' Guide to Scholarly Publishing & Communication.

How can I find dissertations and theses from other universities?

Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Off-campus use restricted to UGA affiliates only.

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