Access to University of Chicago Dissertations

We moved to Electronic Dissertations at the University of Chicago in Summer 2009, and we rely on ProQuest for access to our dissertations from Summer 2009 and forward.  You'll find our recent dissertations online in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and the subset, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ University of Chicago.

Records for our dissertations appear in ProQuest's dissertation database within 8-12 weeks after convocation. Records will appear in Lens and the Library Catalog also, but this takes about a year.  ProQuest provides us with records in January (for December and March of the previous academic year) and July (for June and August of the previous year).  Records for most U. of C. dissertations (1893-December 2012) should appear in Lens, in the Library Catalog, and in ProQuest's dissertation database at present.  Records for dissertations from March 2013, June 2013, and August 2013 appear in ProQuest's dissertation database only.

For additional assistance, contact Dissertation Office staff, ask a reference librarian, or see our detailed guide, Finding University of Chicago Dissertations and Theses.