Answered By: Bess Robinson
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2018     Views: 691

You can access worldwide and UofM theses and dissertations.

Worldwide Theses & Dissertations:

The database ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global includes citations and full text of dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Digital dissertations and theses are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution.

For access, go to the Libraries' homepage:
Type ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global in the search box and click the small arrow on the right:


Your results page should provide the link to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global:

Click on "Database" to access the database.


For researchers seeking access to unpublished dissertations & theses, it is recommended that they contact the author directly to request access.


UofM Theses & Dissertations:

UofM Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Repository provides full text of open access University of Memphis dissertations and theses as authorized by their writers. Some titles are restricted to authorized University of Memphis users, and some titles are currently embargoed. Includes dissertations and theses submitted in Spring/Summer 2010, with mandatory submission from Fall 2010 to present. 

UofM Libraries' Preservation and Special Collections Department is home to an archival print set of all theses and dissertations filed at the University of Memphis up until 2010. 

UofM Current Research provides citations and abstracts of dissertations submitted by UofM. Shows 24 page previews of UofM dissertations published from 1996 to present with free full text.

UofM Graduate School dissertation preparation guide outlines how to format dissertations.

The Libraries do not have print copies of UofM dissertations & theses published since the creation of the ETD Repository unless the author donated it. As a general policy, if there is a published print copy of a dissertation or thesis, you can request through ILL a scanned version. There may be a cost associated with this request.  


More information on University of Memphis theses & dissertations:

Since the creation of the Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Repository in 2010, the University Libraries no longer receives print or CD versions of dissertations & theses unless the author donates a copy to the libraries.

By the end of summer 2018, students will no longer be required to submit their thesis/dissertation on CD. Dissertations are submitted to the ETD site after the final defense and after corrections & necessary edits have been made. This can take several months from the time of the final defense.

Access to the document through the University of Memphis Electronic Theses and Dissertations database is determined by the student author and may fall into the following categories:

  • Open Access - open to anyone with Internet access.
  • Embargoed - The author has chosen to prevent online access for 3 or 5 years from the date of creation to protect their creative rights.
  • No Access - Due to patents included or other intellectual properties, the author has chosen not to make their work available online.

This page has additional information about the dissertation/thesis submission/publishing process.

Students are not required to submit their work to the ProQuest Dissertation database. If they do, publication is usually completed within 8 to 10 weeks of receipt of the manuscript and the author may limit access.


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