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Finding Dissertations & Theses

The majority of dissertations in the UC Berkeley Libraries are from UC Berkeley. The libraries have a nearly complete collection of Berkeley doctoral dissertations and a large number of Berkeley masters' theses.

UC Berkeley

At the Library:

To locate dissertations, master's theses, and master's projects from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat for the keywords 
berkeley dissertations <department name>

Examples: 
berkeley dissertations electrical engineering computer sciences 
berkeley dissertations mechanical engineering

Online:

The full text of most doctoral dissertations from UC Berkeley are available online in Dissertations and Theses from 1996 forward.

UC - all campuses

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)   
UCB access only 
1861-present 

Covers dissertations and theses from U.S. institutions. Provides access to the full text of most University of California dissertations and the first 24 pages of many others from 1996 to date.

Worldwide

WorldCatDissertations   
UCB access only 

Covers all dissertations and theses cataloged in WorldCat, a catalog of materials owned by libraries worldwide. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students may request interlibrary loan for dissertations found in WorldCatDissertations through the Request option in UC-eLinks.

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