UI doctoral dissertations approved since January 1, 1952 and electronic theses and dissertations approved since January 1, 2003 are available for purchase from Dissertation Express, a product of ProQuest. You may choose from either unbound, shrink-wrapped print copies or PDF files.
Theses and dissertations circulate to UI patrons like other books. Since some are held in branch libraries, the libraries annex and storage, it is best to check the online catalog for location and availability information and check the hours the library building is open. If you are not able to check-out the item in person, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is an option. Contact the ILL department at your local public, college, or university library and have them submit an interlibrary loan request from the University of Iowa.
Iowa Research Online: UI electronic theses and dissertations published online since 1999 may be accessed at http://ir.uiowa.edu/etd/.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database: Full-text access to University of Iowa titles listed in ProQuest's database, dated from 1861 to the present, is available at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/proquest/ui. Access is limited to users affiliated with the University of Iowa.
If a dissertation or thesis is not available online or at the University of Iowa Libraries and you are affiliated with the University of Iowa, please place a request through Interlibrary Loan. They will try to borrow a print copy from another library.
Theses and dissertations previously submitted in print will be digitized with permission of the author or copyright holder. The University Libraries encourages graduates to provide this permission so that their work can reach the widest possible audience. If you would like to grant this permission to the University Libraries, please use this form. Theses and dissertations will be digitized as time allows and will not become immediately accessible.