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Finding Theses and Dissertations

This guide includes information about how to locate print and electronic theses or dissertations produced by students at Queen’s as well as those produced by students at other institutions, both in Canada and overseas.

Borrowing Theses

Queen’s Theses

  • Theses can not be borrowed.

Theses from Other Institutions

  • Queen’s students, faculty and staff can submit a request for the item via RACER. In order to obtain a thesis or dissertation from another institution, you will need the following information: author, title, date and institution.

  • It may be possible to borrow a thesis without cost to you although only a few libraries will lend copies of their theses. Please indicate in the Special Instructions area that only a loan is desired. If this is not possible, the Interlibrary Loan staff will get back to you.

Purchasing Theses

  • Theses that are not available for loan or download, can usually be purchased.
  • Costs vary as to format of reproduction (unbound paper copies or PDF files).
  • Copies of North American theses can be purchased via Dissertation Express.
  • Search Proquest Dissertations and Theses to find the order number, author and title of the thesis you would like to purchase.