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Rutgers Dissertations and Theses

Library research guide for identifying and locating Rutgers dissertations and theses from the earliest years to the present day.

Online Access

Since October 2007 many Rutgers dissertations have been submitted electronically. Check QuickSearch 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.

Print Copies and Borrowing

Check QuickSearch. Many older dissertations and theses have records that will point you to the locations for the paper copies. Some can be checked out, while others are in non-circulating collections.

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, can also be requested via interlibrary loan. For information about interlibrary loan, consult the library where you have privileges.


PDF and paper copies of many Rutgers dissertations and theses may be purchased from ProQuest/UMI using the order option in Dissertations and Theses Global [Rutgers Restricted] or the ordering information available at ProQuest's Dissertation Express site.


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