Answered By: Mudd Library
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2020     Views: 437

PLEASE NOTE: The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is currently undergoing a renovation. In the coming months, as we prepare for the completion of this project, access to the collections will again become extremely limited. Please visit the Access to Mudd Library During Renovation page for the most up-to-date information, including dates when we will stop accepting digitization and reference requests that require access to the collections.

 Please contact Special Collections staff with questions or concerns via the Ask Us! Form.

All researchers, prior to contacting Mudd Library, should search the following platforms for the dissertation they are in need of: 

1. For Princeton Ph.D. Dissertations from 2011 - present, please search and access via the Dataspace repository for Princeton University Doctoral Dissertations. These are accessible to everyone for free, regardless of Princeton University association.

2. To obtain Princeton Ph.D. Dissertations from 2010 and earlier, if you are associated with an institution that has a ProQuest Library Subscription, the dissertation may be available to download for free through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global search.

3. If a circulating copy is available via the Princeton University Library Catalog, those within the United States and Canada who have access to a local Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) or Borrow Direct can request physical delivery through their library. 

4. If you are not associated with an institution with a ProQuest Library Subscription, you can purchase the dissertation through ProQuest Dissertation Express.

5. For Master’s Theses search the Princeton University Library Catalog and contact Mudd Library to discuss digitization of the original.

If the dissertation is unavailable in any of the above platforms, please contact Mudd Library to discuss digitization of the original. Mudd Library is only able to digitize those that are out of copyright or unavailable via ProQuest. In some cases we will be unable to digitize the dissertation due to an embargo placed by the student that prohibits digital access. If this is the case, the dissertation can only be viewed in the Mudd Library Reading Room after placing a request via the Princeton University Library Catalog. Copyright of the dissertations are held by the author.

Please visit our webpage on Theses & Dissertations for more information. 



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