Guide to the U-M Library for New Graduate Students
Use this guide to quickly and easily find need-to-know information when you're a grad student. Includes insider tips from university librarians and staff to help provide you with a unique pool of information and resources.
The Mirlyn Library Catalog offers the most complete listing of UM dissertations. Search by author or title, or by combining your search term with the term "DISS"! Most dissertations are held in print and/or microfilm at the Buhr Shelving Facility on campus; you can request delivery if you'd like to take a peek!
If a dissertation is available in electronic format, this information will be provided in Mirlyn.
The link above searches for all items in Mirlyn whose call number starts with DISS, sorted from newest to oldest.
This is UM's online repository for the work of our fabulous grad students and faculty -- and a few high-achieving undergrads! It's a permanent, safe, and accessible full-text searchable database. When you deposit your dissertation, you can determine the access rights.
Deep Blue contains the full text of dissertations from as far back as the 1930s, but the bulk are from 2006 and after.
This online guide proves step-by-step instructions on formatting a dissertation using Microsoft Word 2010. The guide features screenshots and video demonstrations on how to apply styles, add page numbers, and more!
Want one-on-one assistance? Make an appointment with one of the dissertation experts at ScholarSpace. Learn how to properly format your dissertation and utilize some of Word's helpful formatting tools.
This is the big kahuna--citations and abstracts for 90% of the dissertations accepted in the US and Canada since 1861, plus information since the 1600s on dissertations from other countries.
Use PQDT to find and download full-length PDFs for many of the dissertations from CIC schools since 1997, plus thousands of frequently-requested older dissertations!
And, for a limited time, we have access to PDFs of dissertations from MANY more institutions. Try a search and see what you can find. This access will go away, so now's the time to download anything you find interesting.
The NDLTD Union Catalog contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations from all around the world. Titles are generally given in English, but many of the dissertations are written in other languages.
This catalog makes individual collections of NDLTD member institutions and consortia appear as one seamless digital library of ETDs.
This site also links to repositories of freely-available digitized dissertations from around the world.