Answered By: Laura Galas
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2024     Views: 19998

Q: Where can I find copies of Yale dissertations?
Answered by: Laura Galas

Current Yale students, faculty and staff can access Yale dissertations and theses. 

After dissertations are accepted by and submitted to the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, they are sent to ProQuest/UMI for microfilming according Yale University policy. In most cases, this process takes 8 months to a year before the original and the microfilm copy are returned to the Yale University Library. Once returned, they are discoverable through the searches below. 

Print dissertations

Find print dissertations using Orbis or Quicksearch Books+.

  • Search by title or keyword and use the format filter for "Dissertations & Theses" (image below)
  • Many print dissertations are located at our off-site shelving facility (LSF), and you will need place a request for the item. It generally takes 24-48 hours for the item to arrive. You will receive an email notification when the item is available for pickup.

A screenshot from Quicksearch Books+ showing the "Format" filter options, with "Dissertations & Theses" highlighted.









Online dissertations

If you are interested in an electronic copy, you can also find some Yale dissertations in the database Dissertations & Theses @ Yale University.

If you do not find the Yale dissertation you need, please contact or call 203-432-1744 during business hours.


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