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Essential Tools for Graduate Students

Finding dissertations is easy

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global indexes dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1743 to the present.
  • IUB students may download full text dissertations (1997 to present) from IU or other CIC (Big 10) schools at no cost.
  • Print copies of older IU dissertations are kept in the Auxiliary Library Faciltiy (ALF). Request delivery of these through IUCAT (log in first) to check them out.
  • Most dissertations in the ProQuest database are available for purchase.
  • You may recommend that we purchase a copy for the library on your behalf.
  • Or borrow them at no cost through interlibrary loan.

Selection of advice for dissertation writers

Use IUCAT to find more recent guides to every aspect of writing the dissertation and slaying the dissertation dragon.