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Dissertation Databases

To identify dissertations written at other universities use one of the following databases. Once you have identified those dissertations you need, submit an interlibrary loan request to get a copy if it is not available online. You can also buy copies of many dissertations via Dissertations & Theses Fulltext.

Finding UW Dissertations

The UW Libraries has copies of dissertations and masters theses written by University of Washington students. To locate these dissertations search the UW Libraries Catalog in the following ways (Note: Boolean search operators must be capitalized):

  • By author using the Advanced Search
  • By title using the Advanced Search
  • By department - use the search term "theses" followed by the department:
    • theses speech
    • theses health services
    • theses biostatistics
  • By topic - use the simple search and combine the word theses with topical keyword(s): 
    • theses autism speech
    • theses (otoacoustic emission OR oae)
    • theses "hearing disorders"

Browsing dissertations - Speech & Hearing Sciences dissertations are shelved under the call number PN4012 on the 2nd floor of Suzzallo Library.

How do I find full-text Dissertations and Theses?

 Find dissertations and theses written at any institution via Proquest Dissertations & Theses and also specifically by UW students | Time - 02:43 | Transcript | Play Video

Note: the UW switched to a new catalog in June 2013.  For theses by UW students check out the hints in the box to the left.