University of Connecticut

Theses and Dissertations

Locating UConn Theses and Dissertations

Online Availability of UConn Theses and Dissertations:

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text provides full text for most UConn dissertations from 1996 to 2011 and includes bibliographic entries for more than 9000 dissertations (but no masters theses) as far back as 1965. Recent dissertations and masters’ theses are available in full text in  DigitalCommons@UConn once they are approved by the Graduate School.  Authors may decide to restrict public access to their dissertations/theses for a set period of time during which only an abstract is available.

Theses and Dissertations in Print:

UConn dissertations awarded between 1992 and 2009, and masters theses awarded between 1992 and October 2010, are bound in red covers and are arranged by call number on Level A in Homer Babbidge Library. This arrangement clusters dissertations by academic department. See tips below for searching our online catalog for dissertations & theses, or see the Department Codes listing posted on the ends of the shelves on Level A to browse by department. UConn Theses & Dissertations awarded prior to 1992 are bound in black covers and are shelved alphabetically by the author’s last name on Level A. Non-circulating print copies of theses and dissertations are available for viewing in the Dodd Research Center Archives. The University of Connecticut does not have copies of theses/dissertations for sale. UConn Ph.D. dissertations up to 2011 may be purchased from ProQuest. Theses/dissertations from 2011 on are available online at DigitalCommons@UConn.

Locating Theses and Dissertations in the online catalog:

All UConn dissertations and theses held by the Libraries can be found in the online catalog (Primo) through a title, author, or keyword search. To limit a search to dissertations/theses awarded at UConn, use the boolean keyword search terms: connecticut AND thesis followed by a department name or other keyword. Examples:

connecticut and thesis and “educational psychology” connecticut and thesis and “federal reserve”

Obtaining Dissertations/Theses from Other Institutions:

Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan can request a dissertation or thesis awarded from another college or university.   This page is maintained by Fred Rick.