Most dissertations owned by Temple University Libraries are those done at Temple. Pre-2008 dissertations are listed in The Library Search by author, title, and subject.
Beginning in 2008 Temple dissertations are available online in Temple University Electronic Theses & Dissertations
To locate dissertations from other institutions, as well as Temple, use the database Proquest Dissertations & Theses (Restricted Use - Temple Staff Only).
Many universities, including Temple, are making their dissertations freely available for download over the Internet. A list of these universities can be found at OpenDoar, which is a searchable directory of academic open access repositories. To see a list of universities which make their dissertations available online, click here: OPENDOAR. Click the search button to renew the list.
Use Library Search (formerly Diamond) , Temple University Libraries' online catalog, to find which books, journal titles and other materials are available in the TU library collections.
To locate books not available from TU Libraries, use a union catalog, which is a catalog containing the catalog records of many different library catalogs. The best known union catalog is WorldCat a comprehensive database containing more than 32 million records describing items owned by libraries around the world.
Then use Interlibrary Loan or PALCI E-ZBorrow to borrow the books from other libraries, if necessary.
Philadelphia area library catalogs: