To limit searches to just Virginia Tech published theses or dissertations, include the phrase "Virginia Polytechnic Institute" with quotes in your search.
UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students can purchase an unbound paper copy of a dissertation through an Interlibrary Loan request for approximately $20.
The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world.
How can I get a dissertation we don't have in full text?
First, quickly check tools like Google Scholar or Google (e.g. More recent dissertations may be available through institutional open repositories.
Discovery Search includes all Virginia Tech theses and dissertations (print and electronic), all of NDLTD and other open access repositories, and all the international dissertations from CRL.
It does not include content from Pro Quest Theses and Dissertations Global, so you must search that in addition to Discovery Search (you'll find a button on Discovery Search result pages to repeat your search in PQTDG).To purchase a copy of a non-UNC-Chapel Hill dissertation: UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff, and faculty can make requests for the library to purchase Library copies of dissertations using the Request a Title for Purchase online form.Orders can be placed through Proquest Dissertation Express. There is a telephone number (1-800-521-3042) as well as a mail-in form for ordering microforms and bound copies.Note that many departments have changed their names over the years, so you will need to search each variation of name.Includes more than 2.7 million citations to dissertations and theses from around the world along with more than 1.2 million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.American Doctoral Dissertations indexes citation for dissertations that were listed in the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities.The Virginia Tech Libraries owns few theses or dissertations published at other colleges and universities; expect to obtain most of these documents via interlibrary loan.In addition to the search tools referenced below, most subject specific databases (like Psyc Info, Sociological Abstracts, and Engineering Village) will provide citations for theses and dissertations in their covered fields.If you are not currently affiliated with UNC, you can request a copy of a dissertation or thesis held at UNC through your library's Interlibrary Loan program.Borrowing a thesis or dissertation held at a non-UNC library: UNC-Chapel Hill students, staff, and faculty can request a dissertation or thesis held at another library through UNC's Interlibrary Loan Service.