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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: PQDT

  • The world's most comprehensive collection.
  • Citations available from 1637 to the present.
  • Full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.

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    Information for MIT students who are writing or have written dissertations/theses.

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  • Paper and microfiche: Search the library catalog, Barton.
  • Electronic: Search MIT Theses in DSpace.
    • DSpace does NOT contain the complete collection of MIT theses.
    • Use Barton to search for all MIT theses.
  • Recently submitted: Contact Institute Archives if the thesis is not found in Barton.


  • Members of the MIT and Wellesley College communities may borrow MIT theses. Check Barton for location information.
  • Individuals not affiliated with MIT may NOT borrow MIT theses.
  • MIT theses are NOT loaned to other institutions through Interlibrary Loan.

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  •  All MIT Theses in DSpace are available for free as full-text PDF files to current MIT faculty, students, and staff.
    • Choose the "MIT only" view/open link for any thesis listed in DSpace.
    • Access to the full printable version requires MIT certificates.
  • Anyone not affiliated with MIT may view all MIT Theses in DSpace in a non-printable PDF format.

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