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Dissertations and Theses

Resources for writing, submitting, and locating dissertations at Catholic University

Locating Dissertations and Theses written at Catholic University

Borrowing Dissertations and Theses Written at Catholic University

Borrowing / Purchasing a Digital Copy

  • Dissertations and theses circulate to Catholic University borrowers with valid, updated library privileges, including students from other Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC) schools.
  • Dissertations and theses dated before 1962 may be requested through interlibrary loan by persons not affiliated with Catholic University or WRLC. Contact your local public, academic, or business library to submit an interlibrary loan request.

If a copy is unavailable for loan from the general collections and the customer would like to purchase a copy of the thesis or dissertation, the following reproduction fees apply

  • Electronic copy (pdf of printed thesis or dissertation)

           $10.00 per item: 1-50 scans
           $15.00 per item: 51-150 scans
           $20.00 per item: 151-250 scans
           $25.00 per item: 251-350 scans
           $30.00 per item: 351 or more scans

  • Unbound print or electronic copy (pdf) from microfilm: $75.00

IFLA vouchers are accepted for international requests and will be quoted upon request.

  • We do not copy or lend Catholic University dissertations dated after 1962, because these dissertations are available for purchase through ProQuest Dissertation Express.

How to Cite a Thesis or Dissertation

Cite a dissertation or thesis published in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database:


Last name, F. N. (Year). Title (Doctoral dissertation or Master's Thesis).

      Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database. (UMI No. xxxxxx)


Author Last Name, First Name. Title. MA Thesis or Diss. School, Year. 

      ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Web. day Month year of access.


Author Last Name, First Name. "Title." MA thesis or diss., School, Year. 

      ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. (UMI No. xxxxxx)