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To identify dissertations written at the University of Washington as well as other universities use one of the following databases. If a dissertation is not available online then submit an interlibrary loan request to get a copy. You can also buy copies of many dissertations via Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global.
Search for hard copies of dissertations & master's theses written at the UW. Prior to 2012, not all master's theses were submitted to the Libraries collection. As of 2012, no hard copy dissertations or theses will be added to the collection in UW Seattle. Many will be available via ResearchWorks Archive or Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global.
More than 250 current, as well as some older, history dissertations are available online via ResearchWorks. Most are open to all users, however those completed in the last few years may be restricted to those with a current UW NetID.
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