- Not all institutions make theses or dissertations available for loan. Often only the institution which granted the degree will own a copy of the thesis or dissertation. Dissertations and Masters theses frequently are NOT available through Interlibrary Loan or there is a charge for borrowing.
- Over 600,000 recent dissertations are available for immediate download from the database: Dissertation Abstracts Online & ProQuest Digital Dissertations
This source is available to TWU Faculty, Staff, and Students with a valid Pioneer Portal login.
- The fastest method to make a request for a dissertation or thesis--is by using WorldCat
Search for the dissertation or thesis and use the ILL function to submit the request. Submitting ILL requests for dissertations via other databases like PsycINFO, MLA, etc. will delay your request.
- If we are unable to borrow a dissertation without charges, Interlibrary Loan will notify you about options. It may be possible to purchase your own personal copy of an unbound U.S. or Canadian dissertation. You can do this directly via Dissertation Express or you can request it via the TWU Libraries and we can obtain it for you. International dissertations and theses are sometimes available, but the charges vary.
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