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Obtaining Temple University Dissertations & Theses


1) Temple University Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Temple disserations in PDF full-text from August 2008 forward. Also some from May 2008.)

2) Proquest Dissertations & Theses @ Temple University (Temple dissertations in PDF full-text from 1980 to present. Many also available in full-text before 1980.)

3) Library Depository. All circulating print dissertations are in the Library Depository. From within the record in Library Search, click the Request button to have a dissertation delivered to Paley Library, Ambler Library, Harrisburg, Ginsburg, or Podiatry.

Obtaining non-Temple Dissertations & Theses


1) NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)

Supports "electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide." Search tool for finding electronic theses and dissertations available through universities around the world. Many, but not all, the dissertations and theses in NDLTD are available in full-text.

2) Google / Google Scholar

You can find many full-text dissertations through Google.

3) Request through Interlibrary Loan via ILLIAD. Further inquiries may be addressed to Access Services ( or 215-204-0752.

4) You can purchase instant PDF delivery or order print copies via Proquest Dissertations or Dissertation Express.

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1st Floor Paley Library (right by the front door)
Phone: 215-204-8212