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Finding Dissertations & Theses: Getting Started

This guide will help you obtain the full text of a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis.

About this Guide

Welcome! This guide is intended to help you locate the full-text of dissertations and theses whether written at the University of Nevada, Reno or other universities worldwide.

Use the tabs above or the links on this page to search library databases for theses on a particular topic, search the library catalog for theses written at the University of Nevada, Reno, and search open-access websites for international papers.

Locating Full Text of Masters' Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

  1. Search our online databases using the suggested resources on the Electronic Access tab.
  2. Use these suggestions to help you find dissertations and theses Written @ UNR.
  3. Looking for international theses? Explore the suggested websites on the Open Access & International tab.
  4. Still can't find what you need? Go to the Interlibrary Loan tab for further directions.

If you are a Community Borrower, you may come to any of our library locations and login to our wireless network to conduct an electronic search in ProQuest or visit the KC to locate print University of Nevada, Reno dissertations and theses.