This guide is intended to provide information about library resources for graduate students in the School of Music researching or writing a thesis or dissertation.
Use the tabs above to focus on the areas you need related to researching and writing your thesis or dissertation (please note there are also additional tabs listed under Finding Music Materials and Finding Journal Articles).
Provides access to 4 million citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over two million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.
Over 130,000 new dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.
See the Library's Interlibrary Loan lending policies to learn more about borrowing material.
Copies of most University of Chicago dissertations and some early theses may be purchased through Pro Quest Dissertations Publishing.
If you have access, connect to the dissertation database from your library's website and then go to the Advanced Search page.
You can search for University of Chicago dissertations by entering 0330 in the School name/code--SCH field.
With over 2.7 million entries, Proquest Dissertations is the authoritative resource for searching doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world, from 1861 to the present.
Full text PDFs are usually available to download for theses published since 1997.