New graduate students have a high level of interest in finding and getting copies of dissertations – maybe so they can see what others are doing!
Searching for Dissertations
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (University of Georgia) – in GALILEO
Search for dissertations and theses completed at UGA since 1999; some are available in full text. Older UGA dissertations are generally available in GIL, the library catalog.
Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations and Theses) – in GALILEO
Search US dissertations back to the 19th century. Abstracts are available from about 1980 on.
Get a Copy of a Dissertation
Request a copy through Interlibrary Loan. They will try to borrow a lending copy from the school where the dissertation was written. ILL can also help you purchase a copy of a dissertation if you prefer or if it cannot be borrowed.
Some schools make .pdf files of recent dissertations available for free online – it’s worth a quick search. Try a look at the school’s library home page for a dissertations link. Example: NC State.