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Theses and Dissertations
Theses and Dissertations are unpublished book-length manuscripts completed in order to earn a master's degree or Ph.D. Various subject-based databases index and abstract dissertations. Additional points of access include:
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
The Dissertations and Theses database from ProQuest cites 2.3 million works issued by graduate institutions in North America and beyond from 1861 to the present. PDF full texts of most UC dissertations starting about 1997 are available online at no charge.
Center for Research Libraries
CRL is a good source for foreign dissertations; our CRL membership provides free loans for UCSD researchers.
Additional ETD Links
Use this UCSD LibGuide for more links to ETD (electronic theses and dissertations) repositories across the globe.
here are many resources to use to find books at UCSD, as well as the broader San Diego, California, and Global Community. A useful strategy is to begin with ROGER to do a UCSD-specific search and then expand out to MELVYL if necessary to search for books available throughout the University of California System. Because it draws from UC records in WorldCat (a consortial, global library catalog), this approach allows you to expand out further from MELVYL to global and international searches by selecting "Libraries Worldwide" from the drop-down menu, or to drill down to UCSD by selecting "Search UCSD." Alternatively, you can use or CIRCUIT to do a San Diego-specific library search. The HathiTrust Digital Library is another great resource.
This is a world-wide, consortial catalog of OCLC member libraries that includes over 50 million online records in multiple formats. MELVYL (The University of California Libraries) is a selection of WorldCat records. This is the best place to look for a particular source that is not held in California, or to do a search by subject heading(s) to find materials outside of California. The link above brings you into one of two versions of WorldCat provided by UCSD Library. For the other, click on Databases A-Z and choose the WorldCat FirstSearch option. This allows you to see more more details about and to have more options in searching for similar records.