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Engineering Dissertations, Theses & Reports : Doctoral Dissertations

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Doctoral Dissertations

Dissertations from UW-Madison

  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses @ UW-Madison: Note that you can search by author, title, keywords, degree, deparment and more. Online full text PDF files are available through this database for dissertations completed 1997 and later.

Screenshot of Proquest Dissertations and Theses interface

  • Library Catalog Advanced Search: Click Manuscripts, Theses in the facets at the right. Enter in author, title or keywords. Click search. All UW-Madison dissertations required by their department are cataloged in the Library Catalog.

Screenshot of Library Catalog Advanced Search.

Dissertations from Other Institutions


  • Use WorldCat to locate paper copies of dissertations at other institutions. Then place an InterLibrary Loan request through Worldcat, or place a request manually using our online InterLibrary Loan form. Use the option Request a Book or Other Loan.