|Are you||Then try|
|Searching for dissertations by topic?||Search by keyword, and then In the search results, select Resource Type = Dissertations|
|Searching for UC San Diego dissertations only, regardless of format?||Instead of searching "Articles, Books, and More," change the search to "UC San Diego Library Catalog," and then select Resource Type = Dissertations.|
|Searching for only UC/UC San Diego dissertations that you can access immediately?||In the search results, select Show Only = Available Online|
|Searching for UC San Diego Dissertations from a single department or program?||
Most UC San Diego dissertations have a subject or genre line in the record like
You can search UCSD dissertations with the name of the major or program. However, many of the program names have changed over time, so this will retrieve some (but not all) dissertations from department or program without additional searching.
When you retrieve a UC or UC San Diego dissertation or thesis record in UC Library Search, you will often see several access options:
eScholarship - Available in eScholarship, the University of California open access repository. This copy can be read or downloaded by anyone, on or off campus and regardless of UCSD/UC affiliation, at no charge.
ProQuest. Restricted to UC IP addresses - Available in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, and access is similar to that of any of our other online resources, where UC San Diego faculty, staff and students can access off campus using VPN.
You may come across UC San Diego theses and dissertations that are print only (or physical, non-print formats), as well as dissertations from the other UC campuses and elsewhere that simply say No Online Access. Some of these may even have the Open Access logo.
If you see Embargoed until [date] or Full text available after [date], the author chose to delay the public release of their dissertation until that date. The library does not have access, nor can we acquire embargoed dissertations, even if they are from UC San Diego.
Your best option here might be to contact the author directly, or their advisor, or check the appropriate database(s) to find related journal articles and other works by the author.