PHD thesis dissertation
Using ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database to find PhD dissertations
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database contains records for PhD dissertations from 1861 through the present, and it allows you to search via keyword, date or institution. This is often the fastest way to find electronic versions of Cornell dissertations.
There are two ways to find Cornell dissertations. You can search Dissertations & Theses @ Cornell University and the Weill Medical College, a subset of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, or go to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and choose the Advanced Search. In a search box, type "Cornell"; from the adjacent drop-down menu, select School name/code and enter your search terms in the remaining search boxes to target your search. From the results, you can use citations to search the Cornell Library catalog for individual titles. In some cases, results will have the full-text of the dissertation and/or links to purchase the dissertation.
Using the Library Catalog to find theses and dissertations at Cornell
Using the Advanced Search option, enter your search terms and limit the Library to "Cornell University Library" and the Content type by "Thesis/dissertation."