- Dissertations and theses from UTK are listed in the Libraries’ catalog by Author and by Title. To find dissertations by department, enter the department name and the word theses, e.g. Nursing Theses.
- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – dissertations from around the world (1861- )
- DART – European e-theses portal
- Networked Library of Digital Dissertations and Theses
- ProQuest Dissertations from UTK – Includes many, but not all, UTK dissertations from 1938 through 2006. Abstracts are available from 1980, full-text for most beginning in 1995/96.
- Theses Canada – Bibliographic records of all theses in Library and Archives Canada’s theses collection, established in 1965
- WorldCat Dissertations and Theses – index of dissertations and theses cataloged by U.S. and major world libraries. No abstracts or full-text included. Not a comprehensive list!
- Print-only theses and dissertations will be digitized on request at no charge (for anyone, including individuals not affiliated with UTK).
- UTK faculty, staff, and students may obtain non-UTK dissertations/theses by
Beginning in 2006, dissertations and theses are electronic only.
For UTK dissertations completed 1997 to 2006/07, electronic full-text is available via ProQuest Dissertations.
Printers (both black & white and color) are located on the second floor of Hodges in the North and South Commons and on the first floor in the Reference Room. If you need to print on larger paper, you may save your work to a flash drive and use a library copier to print 11 x 17 or visit UCopy on the first floor of the University Center: universitycenter.utk.edu/ucopy.
Printing on campus, including the UT Libraries, is handled via VolPrint: https://oit.utk.edu/labs/volprint/Pages/default.aspx. NOTE: You will need to have money on your VolCard, or AllStar Plus, account in order to print. Find out how to add money to your VolCard: How do I add money to my VolCard? Find out about wireless printing: How do I use wireless printing?
If you have wireless, you can send print jobs to any wireless printing release station at UTK. Set it up on your wireless computer, and print at any release station on campus where you login. In Hodges Library, the first floor Reference Room and second floor North and South Commons have wireless release stations.
To set up wireless printing or see a list of all wireless printing locations, go to https://oit.utk.edu/labs/volprint/Pages/wireless-printing.aspx.
Find up-to-date hours of operation for all UT Libraries here: http://www.lib.utk.edu/hours/.
When classes are in session during fall and spring semesters, Hodges Library is open 24 hours, 5 days a week. Hours vary during holidays and breaks.
Yes. UT Libraries offers a “Google Scholar” link under the search box on the main library page that will allow you to search Google Scholar as a UT student. This can be a great place to start your research, but don’t forget that UT also has access to 300 other databases that may be better meet your research needs.
Contact your subject liaison:
They will be able to help you.
A few good starting points:
Students, bring your VolCard to the South Commons in Hodges to borrow a laptop at the Equipment Checkout Desk. Any student may checkout a laptop for up to four hours. During busy times, the Commons staff will run a wait list, so give yourself a little extra time if you know you will need a laptop during a specific time.
UTK Theses & Dissertations available electronically are linked in the Libraries Catalog. Print-only theses and dissertations will be digitized on request at no charge (for anyone, including individuals not affiliated with UTK).
UTK faculty, staff, and students may obtain non-UTK dissertations/theses by
- Searching the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database for full-text, or
- Submiting a request to Interlibrary Services which can often borrow a copy
- Beginning in 2006, dissertations and theses are electronic only.
- For UTK dissertations completed 1997 to 2006/07, electronic full-text is available via ProQuest Dissertations.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
This database provides citations to dissertations and theses from around the world dating back to 1743.
Full-text is available for about one-third of the database, mostly from 1997 to present.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville stopped contributing dissertations to the database in 2006.
No, there is not a public fax machine in Hodges Library. You can find a fax machine at UCopy, which is in the University Center, room 125. Remember that you can also fax from your computer or scan a document and attach it to an email message. Scanners are available at the Studio on the second floor of Hodges, 865.974.6396
The procedures for connecting to the wireless network are available from the Office of Information Technology. More help is available on the second floor of Hodges Library at the OIT help desk or 865.974.9900.
The University of Tennessee Libraries network is comprised of several libraries in multiple locations. Hodges Library is the main library in the network; branch libraries are independent libraries specializing in a specific subject area. Map Services and Special Collections are located inside Hodges Library. The Pendergrass Ag Vet Med Library and the DeVine Music Library occupy their own facilities on the Knoxville campus. The UT’s Social Work Library is located in Nashville. Each of these libraries is open and available to all UT students, faculty, and staff and each houses its own specialized collection of materials.
Online, use a credit or debit card to add money here: https://web.dii.utk.edu/vcdebitdeposit/.
In Hodges Library, use cash at the DART machine in Commons North to add money to your card. Other DART machine locations: Andy Holt Apartments, Gibbs Hall, Ag Library, and VolCard Office (472 South Stadium Hall).
More information on adding money: http://volcard.utk.edu/faqs/volcard-account-questions/.
The Commons is the entire second floor of Hodges Library. Areas include Commons North, Commons South, Dixie Marie Wooten Commons West, The Studio, a Starbucks coffee shop, a POD Market, and many help desks, including Research Assistance and Circulation. Get a map of the Commons here: https://www.lib.utk.edu/about/files/hodges-floor-map-2.pdf.
The Studio is a media production lab open to all UT students, staff and faculty. Create multimedia-enhanced education projects with help from The Studio’s computers, software and staff. Equipment, such as digital SLRs and video cameras, may be available to borrow for up to three days. More here: http://www.lib.utk.edu/studio/
It provides access to the UT Libraries Website in a format optimized for a mobile device. You can check the hours, number of open computers, get research help or run a quick search in the Libraries catalog. See it here: http://m.lib.utk.edu/
Hodges Library has computers for students on the second floor in the North and South Commons, and on the first floor in the Reference Room. Computers do not have a time limit and are available for any student with an active netID and password.
Find out about checking out a laptop: Where can I check out a laptop?
Visit the OIT Student Computer Support Desk in the North Commons. OIT staff members can help you install software, reload an operating system, troubleshoot network problems, scan for spyware and more. More here: http://oit.utk.edu/helpdesk/commons/, or get hours here: https://oit.utk.edu/help/helpdesk/Pages/hours.aspx.
For problems establishing a wireless connection to the network, see How can I get help connecting to wireless?
For basic instructions on setting up a wireless connection, visit the OIT Knowledge Base: http://oit2.utk.edu/helpdesk/kb/entry/1294/
If you can’t connect to the campus wireless network, first check the OIT homepage at https://oit.utk.edu/Pages/default.aspx. Network problems will be listed in the green or red “Traffic Center” box under “Current Status.”
If the network is not experiencing an outage, and you are still having connectivity issues, go to Where can I get computer help?