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How do I obtain a copy of a dissertation or thesis?

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


  • 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.

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