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Research Guides

  Finding Dissertations & Theses

Find dissertations and theses in the UW Libraries

  • Search the UW Libraries catalog, using phrases like this:
    • thesis AND biology
    • thesis AND botany
    • thesis AND fisheries
    • thesis AND Friday Harbor
    • thesis AND oceanography
    • thesis AND marine affairs
  • The search results will include all the UW dissertations and theses published in the field indicated. To sort by newest to oldest, in the drop-down "sort by" box, select "Date (newest first)"

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 Proquest Dissertations & Theses.