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Locating and acquiring dissertations & theses from UCSD and beyond

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Wireless and Off-Campus Access

While the open access dissertations and theses are freely available, the licensed databases like ProQuest Dissertations and Theses are restricted to UC San Diego faculty, staff and students.

Guide author: Teri Vogel (

This guide will help you to locate doctoral dissertations and master's theses from UC San Diego and other universities around the world, including

  • Searching for UCSD dissertations and theses, and how to access them.
  • Searching for dissertations and theses held at other universities (University of California, US, and worldwide), and how to access or request them.
  • Locating free, open access dissertations and theses.
  • Options for acquiring dissertations and theses if you are not a UCSD affiliate.

You will also find information about library resources and services to help UCSD students with their own dissertations and theses.

Dissertations and Theses @ UC

Or search the full database of 3 million dissertations and theses, US and worldwide.