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Theses & Dissertations

Theses and dissertations are scholarly essays incorporating original research on a topic and are usually written as part of the requirements for a graduate degree.

How to find University of Guelph theses

2010 to present

  • Search The Atrium where content is free and electronically accessible to anyone

1998 to present

1997 to present

  • Search Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest) for full text electronic dissertations and theses
  • Only citations & abstracts are available prior 1997
  • Search by keyword, title, advisor or school, or browse by subject

Guelph theses & dissertations

  • Microform or paper versions are catalogued in Omni

    • Search by author, title, keyword, or department with the phrase - "University of Guelph thesis"
  • A paper copy of all theses published between 1966 and 2011 is held in Annex storage

    • To access the paper copy, place a hold in Omni on the Annex copy
  • A paper copy of all theses published prior to 1966 is held in Archives and Special Collections

How to find other dissertations

Borrow non-U of G theses

  • To borrow a non-U of G thesis, see if a circulating copy is available by searching in RACER (interlibrary loan)
  • If you do not find the item, fill out the "Blank Request Form" (in the left hand menu) and we will do our best to locate it for you

Buy your own copy of a thesis

  • If the title you want is not available on loan, purchase a copy online via Dissertation Express. The purchase is not subsidised by the library.