ILL & Theses-Dissertations

  • 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.

Request Materials

To request materials through interlibrary loan, please follow the steps here: Request Materials from Interlibrary Loan