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Finding Theses and Dissertations: Finding Other Theses & Dissertations

A guide to finding theses and dissertations


UNC Libraries do not routinely buy dissertations from other schools, but if we have purchased a dissertation it will appear in the online catalog.

If we do not have a dissertation or thesis, usually we can borrow it. See the Borrowing & Purchasing page for more information on making an interlibrary loan request.

Theses & Dissertations from Other U.S. Institutions

Master's Thesis coverage is not nearly as comprehensive as dissertation coverage in the databases below.  If the home institution for a MA thesis is known, then a catalog search of that institution's catalog may provide a record of the thesis, and then it may be available for loan through Interlibrary Borrowing.

Foreign Dissertations

Foreign dissertations are trickier to identify, but there are a variety of national listings.

National Listings

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