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English: Dissertations

This guide recommends resources for research in English language studies, British and American literature, and other literatures written in English.

Dissertations: Electronic Resources

The following databases either index or provide full text to dissertations. If full text is not available, check the UW Libraries Search for library holdings. Those not listed in the catalog or available online may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

UW Dissertations

Dissertations: Print Indexes

The following sources are all located in the Suzzallo/Allen Stacks unless otherwise noted:

  • Index to Theses Accepted for Higher Degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland (1950-1985), Z5055.G69 I55
  • Retrospective Index to Theses of Great Britain and Ireland, 1716-1950, Z5055.G69 R48
  • Theses in English literature, 1894-1970, Z2011 .H58
  • Theses in American literature, 1896-1971,  Z1225 .H68
  • Dissertations on Anglo-Irish Drama: a Bibliography of Studies, 1870-1970, Z2039.D7 M54
  • Dissertations in English and American Literature: Theses Accepted by Austrian, French and Swiss Universities, 1875-1970, Z5055 A9 G2
  • Critical Writings on Commonwealth Literatures: a Selective Bibliography to 1970, with a List of Theses and Dissertations, Z2000.9 .N48 
  • Canadian Literature: an Index to Theses Accepted by Canadian Universities, 1925-1980, PR9184.3 .G32 1984
  • Southern Literary Culture: a Bibliography of Masters' and Doctors' Theses, Z1251.S7 C3 1979
  • An Annotated Bibliography of North American Doctoral Dissertations on Old English Language and Literature, Z2012 .P85 1988 
  • Master's Theses in the Arts and Social Sciences (1976-1990), Z5055.U39 M32 (Baker Auxiliary Stacks - must request to access)