There are a number of different ways to search for dissertations. Rasmuson Library collects printed bound copies of Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations completed at UAF; some but not all of these are also available electronically.
For print copies of UAF theses and dissertations:
- Search the Library Catalog and limit your search to UAF Fairbanks Campus Libraries.
- Try searching for the terms thesis, "university of alaska" (put "university of alaska" in quotation marks), and then use a broad term, such as engineering or education.
To see what UAF theses and dissertations the library has in electronic format:
- Search Dissertations & Theses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- Another place you can search for UAF theses and dissertations is in ScholarWorks@UA.
ScholarWorks@UA has only been in existence for a short time, so while we're actively adding theses, it's not yet a comprehensive source for UAF theses.
To search for theses and dissertations from other institutions:
- Many of our library databases index theses and dissertations from other institutions, including foreign universities. Select a database in your subject area to see if it provides indexing to these materials. If you find one indexed and need to obtain a copy, submit an Interlibrary Loan request. Print copies of theses can take 2-4 weeks to obtain, and cost the library about $50 each, so please make sure you really need it and will use it before requesting one!
- Other places to search for theses and dissertations are:
- WorldCat Dissertations
All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members.
- Google Scholar (Advanced Search)
To find theses or dissertations completed at a particular institution, put the institution name in "exact phrase" and your author's last name (or other keywords) in the correct fields.
- Open Access Theses and Dissertations by ProQuest
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. All subjects.
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Links to more than 1,000,000 electronic theses and dissertations available for free.
- Theses Canada
Search portal for theses in Canadian libraries, many available online in full-text.
- EThOS - British Library
Search tool for British theses, some in full-text.
- WorldCat Dissertations
Need additional help? Contact the Rasmuson Library Reference Desk.