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Find Dissertations by searching Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) which indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities from 1861 to the present. Dissertations published since 1980 include brief abstracts written by the authors and some feature 24-page excerpts. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and some full text coverage for older graduate works.
Dissertations completed at UC Berkeley can be found in OskiCat, using the feature allowing you to limit to dissertations/theses:
Older dissertations not available full text may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan or using the Request option in Melvyl.
Resources for finding additional non-US dissertations include:
Center for Research Libraries Dissertation Collection
Choose the Dissertations tab. CRL has catalog records for over 800,000 foreign doctoral dissertations. These can be borrowed through interlibrary loan. Some of them have been digitized.
More information about CRL’s dissertation collection can be found in the Dissertation Topic Guide at http://www.crl.edu/collections/topics/dissertations. Patrons from CRL libraries may request that CRL purchase a dissertation if it meets certain criteria. See: http://www.crl.edu/collections/collection-building/cooperative-resource-development/demand-purchase