Call 1-800.521.3042 or order a dissertation online.If Pro Quest does not have a copy of one of our doctoral dissertations, please contact the University of Chicago Dissertation Office.With over 2.7 million entries, Proquest Dissertations is the authoritative resource for searching doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world, from 1861 to the present.
It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.
Summon completed some changes that help improve the user-experience when viewing Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses results within Summon.
Previously there had been an issue where all Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses results were displaying as citation only even if an institution had a full-text subscription to the content.
With the recent changes made, the full-text indicator should now display for institutions who have a full-text or partial full-text subscription to Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses, and who have the appropriate databases selected within their Client Center profile.
If the Library holds a paper copy of a dissertation or thesis from another institution, a record will appear in the Library Catalog. Dissertations from other countries may be available from the Center for Research Libraries.
If you have current borrowing privileges at the University of Chicago Library, you may place an interlibrary loan request to borrow dissertations that are not available through the Library. The Library holds a paper copy of most University of Chicago doctoral dissertations deposited before Summer 2009, as well as many early masters' theses, and those with current University of Chicago Library borrowing privileges may borrow them.Records for these items appear in the Library Catalog. and Canada may be available in Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses.The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester.Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author.Use the below tables to find the Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses databases that are appropriate for your institution and its subscription, and then select those databases in the Client Center.If you are unsure of which databases you need to select, please contact Support via the Support Portal (found in More Sites in the upper right hand corner of the page) for further assistance.You might also search World Cat to see if the dissertation you need is held by a nearby library.The University of Chicago Library will lend most University of Chicago dissertations and theses deposited before Summer 2009.select your institution-specific database and the A&I database.Please do not also select the full-text database, as it may result in an inaccurate availability status for certain records in your subscription.