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Dissertations: Access to USC theses 1996 and earlier

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.

USC dissertation pre-1996

As of August 2015, nearly 50,000 dissertations and theses produced between 1900-2006 are now available online via the USC Digital Library and in ProQuest Theses & DissertationsThese dissertations were formerly stored in print or microfilm in Grand Library and we are still waiting to receive the original print and microfilm copies back from ProQuest.