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Finding Archival Collections and Primary Documents: Finding Dissertations

Finding Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses
Index to doctoral dissertations and master's theses. American doctoral dissertations indexed back to 1861. Most dissertations can be requested via Interlibrary Loan; Rutgers dissertations from 1997 on are available online to Rutgers users. Rutgers-restricted Access

Center for Research Libraries
CRL holds an extensive collection of internationanl dissertations and will order titles not held if requested by Rutgers or any other member institution. The Dissertations subset of the catalog can be searched separately. Materials not owned by Rutgers may be requested through interlibrary loan.

Why Dissertations?

Dissertation bibliographies can be a goldmine for identifying primary source materials and collections.

Rutgers Dissertations & Theses

Search the Library Catalog, the online catalog, 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.

Beginning with October 2007 degree date submissions, dissertations and theses that represent a terminal degree from the Graduate School - New Brunswick are no longer sent to the libraries in paper format, but are instead added to RUcore as part of the Rutgers Electronic Theses and Dissertations (RUetd) project. Other graduate schools, including the Graduate School — Newark, are archiving their theses there as well.

RU Electronic Theses and Dissertations (RUetd)
[Search the repository (RUcore) for Rutgers ETDs.]

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