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Locating dissertations and theses

To search for theses and dissertations, use the following resources:

1. For Oakland University theses and dissertations:

Use "advanced search" in the catalog, limiting the location to Oakland Theses.

You can also try the database  Dissertations and Theses at OU

2. For dissertations outside of Oakland University:


To get the text of a dissertation you identified, follow any one of these options:

  • For an OU dissertation or thesis, check the catalog or ask a librarian.
  • For non OU works, request  through Interlibrary Loan
  • Search the web (some dissertations are placed in their university's online repository and are available online to the public).
  • Order a print or electronic copy of the dissertation through Dissertation Express  (approximate cost: $37 to $75).

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