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ASU Dissertations and Theses: How to Get a Copy

The ASU Library has a copy for most of the disserations and theses written by ASU graduate and honors students. This guide explains how to determine what is available and how to get a copy.

Graduate College Theses and Dissertations

If you have an active ASURite ID, please visit the ASU Library Catalog to find graduate theses or dissertations, use Library One Search and enter the author's name, title or subject in the search box.

If you wish to browse theses and dissertations, you can go directly to the:

  • ASU Theses and Dissertations in the ASU Digital Repository (2011- present).
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) and Dissertations and Theses @ ASU (1938 - 2010) for electronic and print theses and disserations.
  • Print collection, you may:
    • Check out a copy (if one is available) just as you would a regular book. If the copy is located in the High Density Collection, use the Request button to have the copy retrieved.
    • View the first copy (aka, the archival copy) in the Luhrs Reading Room (Hayden Library 4th floor); this copy may not be checked out.  Please contact the Luhrs Reading Room, 480-965-4932 or archives@asu.ed, in advance so that the copy will be available when you arrive.  

Questions? Need assistance? Contact a Librarian at http://lib.asu.edu/ask-a-librarian.

Barrett, the Honors College Theses

Barrett, the Honors College provides electronic and print versions of honors theses.

  • Electronic theses are available in the ASU Digital Repository for users with an active ASURite ID.
  • Barrett, the Honors College maintains a print collection of theses awarded from 2006 to Spring 2012. Contact the College at thesis@asu.edu to check on the availability of a specific thesis from this time.

Questions? Need assistance? Contact a Librarian at http://lib.asu.edu/ask-a-librarian.

Information for Library Staff at Other Libraries

We will loan the second print copy (if available) for ASU Dissertations and Theses in our collection to public, corporate, government, and other academic libraries.   (We do not loan materials directly to individuals, please check with your local library.)   


Contact information for our Interlibrary Loan department:

Need More Help?

View the policies and procedures for submitting your dissertation/thesis at the Graduate College's site for"Completing Your Degree; in particular, look under Graduation Procedures, Step 5: Submit Dissertation/Thesis to UMI/ProQuest

​Information about the electronic dissertations and theses in the ASU Digital Repository, including open access issues, embargoes and copyright is available at ASU Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations

To determine if a specific ASU dissertation or thesis is available in the ASU Digital Repository, the Proquest Dissertation/Thesis database, or available in print in the ASU Library, contact


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