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 2011) should appear in Lens, in the Library Catalog, and in ProQuest's dissertation database at present. (ProQuest has not sent catalog records for March 2012 yet.) Records for dissertations from March 2012, June 2012, and August 2012 appear in ProQuest's dissertation database only. Dissertations from December 2012 are not yet available.
For additional assistance, contact Dissertation Office staff, ask a reference librarian, or see our detailed guide, Finding University of Chicago Dissertations and Theses.