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Dissertations & Theses

Accessing electronic dissertations and theses from other universities

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You can search for dissertations and theses by academic program in the UMass Amherst Library catalog by doing a subject search using headings like this:

Theses—Chemistry—Doctoral
Theses—Chemistry—Masters
Theses—History—Doctoral
Theses—History—Masters

To narrow your search down further, use advanced search to combine these headings with subject headings on more specific topics.

Accessing electronic dissertations from UMass Amherst

Electronic Dissertations

Open Access Dissertations

 

Campus access dissertations

 

Years of coverage

2009-present

1997-present

On campus access

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog – anyone is free to download

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog.  Anyone is free to download from a computer on campus.

Off campus access

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog – anyone is free to download

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog.  To download the full text in ScholarWorks click on the link to log into the proxy server with a UMass user name and password.

Access via the catalog

Records in catalog have links to the titles in ScholarWorks. 

Records in catalog have proxied links to the titles in ScholarWorks. 

Interlibrary Loan

Not applicable - anyone is free to download from ScholarWorks

Print copies may be lent within the United States

Print copies available in the Library

Yes (for dissertations submitted through 2009)

 

No (for dissertations submitted after 2009)

Yes

Attached files

Available online with the dissertation

Available online with the dissertation

Illustrations

Will be included in color if submitted in color

Will be included in color if submitted in color

Accessing electronic theses from UMass Amherst

Electronic Theses

Open Access theses

 

Campus access theses

 

Years of coverage

2007-present

2009-present

On campus access

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog – anyone is free to download

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog.  Anyone is free to download from a computer on campus.

Off campus access

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog – anyone is free to download

Search via ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst or the catalog.  To download the full text in ScholarWorks click on the link to log into the proxy server with a UMass user name and password.

Access via the catalog

Records in catalog have links to the title in ScholarWorks. 

Records in catalog have proxied links to the title in ScholarWorks. 

Interlibrary Loan

Not applicable - anyone is free to download from ScholarWorks

Electronic copies may be lent.

Print copies available in the Library

No

No

Attached files

Available online with the thesis

Available online with the thesis

Illustrations

Will be included in color if submitted in color

Will be included in color if submitted in color

Free On-line dissertations/theses databases

A note on embargoes

An embargo is a restriction placed on a dissertation or thesis by the author.  The full text of embargoed titles will be unavailable to download for a certain period of time.  From time to time you may run across a dissertation or thesis that is under embargo.  In ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst, embargoed titles will have a note with the date that the title will become available for download.  Embargoes are usually for 6 months from the time the dissertation or thesis was submitted.