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Dissertations: USC and Non-USC Dissertations Online

This guide provides information on locating, borrowing, and purchasing doctoral dissertations. If you are unable to locate dissertations using these instructions, ask a librarian in any USC library for assistance.

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USC Dissertations

Search USC Digital Library or ProQuest Dissertations & Theses to find USC dissertations.  

If you have trouble locating a dissertation, contact Wayne Shoaf at shoaf@usc.edu or ph. 213-740-4090 or John Juricek at juricek@usc.edu or ph. 213-740-2931.

Non-USC Dissertations

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses is also a good source for locating digitized dissertations produced at other universities in the United States.

In addition, more and more universities no longer require students to deposit their dissertations with ProQuest so you may want to search for an university's institutional repository via Google and search within that digital collection for a particular publication.