Many dissertations and theses are available online for free, but many are not. Request these through InterLibrary Loan Services (ILLiad). Another library, usually where the dissertation or thesis originated, may have a copy they will lend. If not, our Library can often buy them. To submit an InterLibrary Loan request, use ILLiad, our automated system.
In case the Library has been unable to acquire a dissertation for you and it's not on the Web, you may purchase a paper or electronic copy from ProQuest Dissertation Express on a fee-per-item basis.
To submit an ILLiad request:
1. Logon to ILLiad
(If you don't already have an ILLiad account, you will need to create an account by clicking on the "First Time Users!" link).
From ILLiad's Main Menu:
2. Click on the third button, "Request a Thesis" (to request a thesis or a dissertation)
3. Complete the form and click the "Submit Request" button.
1. Find the thesis in Worldcat (also known as UNC Library Express).
2. Hit the blue Request button.
3. Log into ILLiad.
4. Hit the Submit button.