Since October 2007 many Rutgers dissertations have been submitted electronically. Check the Library Catalog or the Rutgers Electronic Theses and Dissertations (RUetd) site for full-text access.
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.
Check the Library Catalog. Many older dissertations and theses have records that will point you to the locations for the paper copies. Some can be checked out (-Y), while others are in non-circulating collections (-N).
For those who are not at Rutgers and who are unable to visit the Rutgers library that owns a dissertation, titles that can be borrowed (-Y), can also be requested via interlibrary loan. For information about interlibrary loan, consult the library where you have privileges.