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Theses and Dissertations completed outside of Temple University


Proquest Dissertations & Theses (1861-present)  Abstracts begin in 1980. Twenty-four page previews begin in 1997. Includes disssertations and theses from North American and European universities. Searchable by Keyword, Author, Title, School, Subject, Abstract, Advisor, Degree, and Language.  Proquest provides access to the first 25 pages of dissertations.  To obtain the entire text of the dissertation, request it on interlibrary loan.

ERIC, PsycInfo, and Google Scholar index dissertations.  Some institutions offer online availability to recent dissertations.  Many of these can be found through Google Scholar.   For full-text of a dissertation completed outside of Temple University, request it on interlibrary loan. 

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.

International Dissertations - for dissertations completed outside of North America, search the Center for Research Libraries.  To obtain materials from the Center for Research Libraries, contact a librarian.


To obtain dissertations not held at Temple use Interlibrary Loan. 
Further inquiries may be addressed to 
Access Services or 215-204-0752. 


Theses and Dissertations completed at Temple University

Proquest Dissertations & Theses @ Temple University contains Temple University dissertations and some masters theses. Temple dissertations are available in PDF full-text from 1997 to present. Many also available in full-text before 1997.  Full text of Temple dissertations from May 2008 are also available at the Temple University Electronic Theses & Dissertations page.

Search the Online Catalog with terms from your topic and add the phrase "Temple University theses" to the search. 

Examples: "Temple University theses" music / "Temple University theses" dance

Note: a search using the phrase "temple university theses" will find both Masters theses and PhD dissertations.  Temple Libraries own all doctoral dissertations completed at Temple University, but not a complete collection of Masters theses. 


UMI Dissertation Services - provides searching capabilities, dissertations for a fee, and has a section of free help for authors of dissertations.