The largest collection of Rutgers University dissertations and theses is non-circulating and is maintained by the Rutgers University Archives, part of Special Collections and University Archives (SC/UA), which is housed in the lower level of the Alexander Library. For some time periods and some categories of dissertations and theses, there may also be circulating copies.
The Dissertations and Theses Global [Rutgers Restricted] database from ProQuest/UMI and the separately searchable component for Dissertations & Theses @ Rutgers University [Rutgers Restricted] include the full-text of Rutgers Doctoral dissertations starting with titles submitted to University Microfilms in 1997. Some earlier titles are also included full-text. Full-text dissertations from the ProQuest databases are discoverable through QuickSearch as well as the two databases.
Beginning with submissions from 2007, many dissertations and theses are accessible full-text online through QuickSearch and through the Rutgers Electronic Theses and Dissertations (RUetd) site. QuickSearch provides the most comprehensive search since it includes records for print as well as electronic dissertations and theses.
NOTE: A Rutgers dissertation or thesis is available for interlibrary loan (ILL) if there is a copy in the circulating collections.
Search QuickSearch to find locations and call numbers for print copies of dissertations and theses as well links to the full-text of electronic dissertations and theses. are included in a separate section of this guide.
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