Theses and Dissertations
Posted: Jan 15, 2014
Searching for Rensselaer theses and dissertations
All Rensselaer theses and dissertations can be searched in the Libraries' catalog by author, title, subject, and department.
Availability of Rensselaer theses and dissertations
Rensselaer faculty, staff, and students
All theses and dissertations completed since 2007 (and selected pre-2007 theses and dissertations) are made available electronically to the Rensselaer community via Rensselaer Digital Collections. All others are available in print or microfilm for use in the Folsom Library. Rensselaer faculty, staff, and students may also access scanned versions of selected Ph.D. dissertations dating from 1996 and earlier via ProQuest's Dissertations and Theses @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute database.
Non-Rensselaer community requests
Individual researchers may request a PDF file of Rensselaer theses and dissertations in accordance with U.S. Copyright Law "fair use" limitations by contacting Rensselaer InterLibrary Loan.
Finding and obtaining theses from other universities
Theses and dissertations of many North American universities, as well as some foreign institutions, are indexed in Proquest's Dissertations & Theses database.
You can also locate theses completed at other schools from the following sources:
Because most theses and dissertations are not published commercially and are not widely distributed, it is usually necessary to use the Libraries' InterLibrary Loan service to obtain copies. Costs vary from $25.00 to $120.00 per dissertation or thesis.
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