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Dissertations by OU Students

Dissertations written by OU students can be found through:

  • Library catalog ⇒ Discover Local (Catalog)
    • Search by author name or title.
    • Limit material type to Dissertations
    • Doctoral dissertations available online and in print
    • Print copies are Great Reading Room, organized by author last name
  • SHAREOK Repository
    • OU dissertations 2014-present (some may have multi-year embargo)
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database
    • Dissertations from U.S. institutions are mostly available full text from 1997 to the present
    • Since 2014, OU dissertations are no longer deposited in this database; instead they are deposited in the SHAREOK Repository at

Finding Dissertations from Other Universities

  • A caveat, many universities, including OU, no longer submit the full text of their dissertations in this database, but now deposit their dissertations in an institutional repository (at OU, this is called SHAREOK).
  • Dissertations are indexed from 1861 to the present, so even if full text is not available, you can get an abstract and information about the author, year, advisors, etc.
  • If the dissertation is not available electronically, can order through interlibrary loan.
  • Use a general search engine to find dissertations from the last couple of years from other universities.

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