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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Dissertations & Theses: Home

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

Online:

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

Full text of most doctoral dissertations from UC Berkeley from 1996 forward. Index and full text of graduate dissertations and theses from North American and European schools and universities, including the University of California.

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

University of California - all campuses

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

Index and full text of graduate dissertations and theses from North American and European schools and universities, including the University of California.

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.

Worldwide - Open Access

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)

An index of over 3.5 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.