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Dissertations & Theses: Life & Health Sciences: Find Dissertations & Theses

Locate Dissertations & Theses

Welcome!  This guide helps you to find dissertations and theses online and in the library, as well as provides resources to help you write your dissertation or thesis. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use the Purchase Recommendation Form to recommend a new purchase. Visit the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library website for more resources.

Find UCB Dissertations & Theses

UCB Dissertations & Theses Online:

Finding UCB Life & Health Sciences Dissertations in the Library Using UC Library Search:

Dissertations have been cataloged using various subject terms. To find these dissertations, try a keyword search University of California, Berkeley [Department/School/Group Name] Dissertations; this works best if you change the search option to 'UC Berkeley catalog' -  do this in the search box as you type.


  • University of California, Berkeley. Vision Science Dissertations 
  • University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Dissertations.
  • University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology Dissertations.
  • University of California, Berkeley. School of Public Health Dissertations

Finding Master's Theses using UC Library Search (catalog):

  1. Click Advanced Search, to the right of the search box.
  2. Change the drop down menu to the left of the search box to Subject and type (for example) University of California Berkeley public health in the search box.
  3. In the next search box, keep the default Any field and type master* in the search box (adding the * searches for both "master" and "masters").
  4. Click Search.

Dissertations Databases