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Graduate Student Guide to UMass Lowell Library Services

Submitting your Dissertation or Thesis at UML

Finding Dissertations and Theses for Research

Search Proquest database of UML Dissertations & Theses for Master's Theses and dissertations from 1981 to present.

You may search on: 

Use the Advanced Search link (above the search text box) to select specific fields for your search.

  • Author's Name
  • Advisor's Name
  • Keyword in Title
  • Degree Date
  • Search the UMass Lowell Library Catalog for Theses/Dissertations from 1949 to 1985..

Finding Dissertations from Other Schools

  • Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database for any item from 1981 to present. An order number will be included in the record. For dissertations from 1997 to present, retrieve the first 24 pages free.

  • Search WorldCat to identify older items
  • Use InterLibrary Loan to request the loan of the dissertation publication. 
  • Items found in WorldCat can sometimes be borrowed, but only if ProQuest does not have a copy.
  • Order the Thesis/Dissertation from ProQuest. You may choose microfilm, paper, or (after 1997), electronic copy.

The Library subsidizes the purchase of Theses/Dissertations from Proquest for:

  • Graduate Students: Three (3) Theses/Dissertations during their student years at no charge. Additional items can be purchased for $50,  through the InterLibrary Loan Department.
  • Faculty Members: Three (3) free Theses/Dissertations per person through the InterLibrary Loan Department.