There are a few different ways to find dissertations at Penrose Library. Fortunately, most dissertations are now available online.
To find dissertations, you may search either Summon, a search engine that contains most of the library’s content including dissertations, or the Dissertation and Theses database.
1) To find dissertations via Summon, begin at the library’s homepage and search in the box under “Articles & More”. Let’s say we want to find dissertations dealing with college students and study habits. We would type our terms into the search box and then hit Search. [Hint: Use quotes when searching exact phrases.]
On the results screen for Summon, select the Dissertation/Thesis option under Content Type to limit your search to only dissertations. To view a dissertation, click on the title to open the PDF.
2) You may also find dissertations by searching the Dissertations and Theses database. To access to the database, click on the Databases tab on the library’s homepage and then choose Databases by Subject.
Choose the Dissertations and Theses category to view all the dissertation databases.
Choose the Dissertations and Theses database to search more than 2.4 million dissertations and theses from around the world. Many dissertations are available in PDF for immediate downloading and viewing.
For additional questions on dissertations, please check out our other blog posts below or contact the Research Center for help.
- When will my dissertation be available through Penrose Library?
- Where are the University of Denver dissertations?