How do I find a Harvard dissertation?
Start with HOLLIS+
- All dissertations held by the Archives are cataloged in HOLLIS+
- Search by author, title, and/or keyword
- “View Online” buttons provide full-text online for some dissertations, especially those from March 2012 to the present
- “Locations & Availability” tab also provide online links, information about author embargoes, and the Archives call number*
For full-text online access to many dissertations, also search:
- DASH (Harvard’s open-access digital repository) for dissertations from March 2012 to the present
- ProQuest for dissertations from 1997-present and (some) 1983-1996
Ordering copies of dissertations not available through DASH or ProQuest:
PDFs or photocopies of most dissertations from 1873 through November 2011 can be ordered from the Harvard Library Imaging Services department
- Start the process by registering for an account with Imaging Services
- When your account is in place, go to “Request for Photoduplication” under “New Requests” in the left column menu
- Complete the online order form, including the call number and/or HOLLIS number fields
- When you submit the online order form, Imaging Services staff will reply with cost and delivery information.
- If you have any questions about this online ordering process, please contact Imaging Services staff directly for additional information.
*Dissertations from 1873 through November 2011 are available for use in the Archives reading room, with advance notice
- Contact the Archives reference staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request; provide call number and/or HOLLIS+ number.
- See Planning a Visit for more information