Find a Dissertation Using ProQuest: A step-by-step guide
Find a Dissertation
A step-by-step guide
Step 1 From the library homepage,
select the Databases tab
Step 2 Select the ProQuest database. Find it in
the alphabetical or drop-down lists.
Step 3 Enter your search terms, and choose
“Dissertations & Theses.”
Step 4 For immediate full text results, narrow
results by full text. To find more results,
do not choose this option.
Step 5 Click on the “Full text – PDF” link
for the full dissertation.
Step 6 To find a dissertation that is not in
full text, first try Google Scholar.
Copy the entire title into the search
box at scholar.google.com.
Step 7 If a PDF is available, click on the
link to the right of the title.
Step 8 This will usually take you to the
institutional repository in which the
dissertation resides. You are welcome
to download the PDF from here.
Step 9 If Google Scholar does not return any
full text results, click the Find it! button
to request it via WSU Interlibary Loan.
Step 10 Two clicks to request the item
via WSU Interlibrary Loan.
Step 11 Enter the 14-digit code from
the back of your WSU ID.
Your password is your last name.
Step 12 Ensure the form is filled out correctly, then click Submit
Request. In many cases, the form will be blank. Fill in the
information from the ProQuest record.
* You will receive an email from WSU Interlibrary Loan when your thesis or dissertation
comes in. It may be an electronic file or in book form. Electronic files will be attached to the
email. You can pick books up at the Front Desk of Krueger Library.