The Washington and Lee University now subscribes to the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.
W&L researchers may access the database from this page in our Web site, whether on campus or off campus.
Described as “the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses,” this database contains over 2.7 million citations to dissertations and theses from around the world, dating back to 1861. About 1.2 million items are provided in full-text (PDF) form. Entries are searchable by author, title, school, combinations of keywords, and and/other options.
If the text of a dissertation is not available online here, W&L researchers may request to borrow a printed copy via our interlibrary loan service. If a researcher is likely to need long-term use of a dissertation, we often can purchase a printed copy. If interested, consult with one of our subject specialists.