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Theses and Dissertations

This guide will help you find theses and dissertations at the UAH Library.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Thesis & Dissertation Manual

Need a UAH Dissertation? LOUIS Institutional Repository & Proquest Dissertations/Theses

We have UAH dissertations and theses digitized and available through LOUIS, our institutional Repository. Through that link you search the digital collections to find the theses you need

You can also find dissertations/these (since 1996) via the ProQuest database. Physical copies of [slightly older, not from the last couple of years] dissertations/theses are also available in our Archives & Special Collections.

Tips for Finding Theses and Dissertations

1. Finding UAH Theses and Dissertations Via the Catalog (for those prior to 2013)

In our catalog, you can narrow down the search to theses and dissertations (largely) by including the keywords "thesis" and "dissertation" in the Title Field. Our catalogers format the title of them to include those phrases. If you write it as thesis OR dissertation in the Title field, then you can search both. Up in the Words or Phrase field, you can enter the topic or keyword your looking for. Under Search Scope, set it to Library Catalog if it is not already. 

The Availability of Dissertations and Theses (at a glance)

Here is a general breakdown on the availability of dissertations and theses.

If it is from UAH and since 1996... 

If it is from UAH and prior to 1996... 

If it is not from UAH but was written between 1996 and present

If it is not from UAH and written prior to 1996


Venn Diagram of Dissertation and Thesis Availability

* Resources marked with an asterisk require UAH-affiliation to access. If you are a UAH guest, you must access it through our on-site computers. Interlibrary Loan is only available to UAH Students, Faculty, and Staff. If you are a guest,  your own institution (public library or otherwise) might be able to interlibrary loan it for you.
** For interlibrary loan availability, see the box to the right: Interlibrary Loan for Dissertations and Theses.

Interlibrary Loan for Dissertations and Theses

If you are an UAH affiliate (student, faculty, or staff) and would like to request a dissertation or thesis through Interlibrary Loan, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. 

First, we are unable to process requests for international materials. 

Secondly, some of the requests are made available to us as microfilm and will require use of our microfilm reader to view.

Thirdly, all other Interlibrary Loans rules and limitations apply.