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Dissertations & Theses: Dissertations & Theses

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Dissertations & Theses

Getting a Theses

Once you know of a masters' thesis or PhD dissertation you want to read, how do you get a copy?

Typically, masters' theses and PhD dissertations can be found at the college/university library where the graduate student (author) received their degree.

UMass Boston theses are listed in UMBrella. Search the catalog by author, title of thesis, or by typing into the search box exactly this: University of Massachusetts at Boston Theses.

For non-UMass Boston theses & dissertations, just follow these steps:

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is often your best bet for theses and dissertations. When requesting one, use the Copy Request form and provide as much information as you can.
  • Sometimes requesting a thesis/dissertation via ILL is unsuccessful. Usually because it is against policy of the lending library to loan their theses/ dissertations. If that's the case, it is possible to purchase a copy at Dissertation Express.
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