Dissertations and theses are the book-length papers which are the final step in most Masters and Doctoral programs. Many library databases include information about dissertations, but they can be difficult to borrow from other libraries. There are some dissertations and theses are available online. Try searching these websites for online dissertations:
Most dissertations are only available at the institution where the author received his or her degree. You can use the following sources to locate dissertations that you can then request via Illiad.
The library will try to borrow dissertations or theses from other libraries if you place an Interlibrary Loan Book request. If the dissertation or thesis is unavailable to be borrowed, it can usually be purchased. Contact the Interlibrary Loan office for information about purchasing the dissertation or thesis. The minimum cost to purchase a dissertation or thesis is $28, but it will be yours to keep.
If you are looking for a dissertation for a music topic, below are some additional places to search. You can find more information about research music topics on the Music Research Guide.
Getting your thesis bound:
North Hall Library's thesis binding service is currently under being revised. For further information, please contact Jamey Harris, Coordinator of Technical Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-662-4677.