This is the author's decision and is respected by the databases and by the author's home library.
In these cases, GW Libraries will not be able to obtain a copy for you.
If they are unable to find a circulating copy, they will provide the option of using Dissertation Express, a fee-based service that obtains dissertations in 4-5 business days.
The library pays for the dissertation, and retains it after you are finished with it.
Nine of the UC campuses currently make their electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) openly accessible to readers around the world.
You can view them in e Scholarship, UC’s open access repository.• Use Open Access Theses and Dissertations to find dissertations from around the world.• Look in Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) for a free online version.UMI's Pro Quest Digital Dissertations has more than two million entries, the Dissertation database is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses.The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities.This guide will help you find dissertations both from the University of Illinois and beyond.Dissertations can be hard to find, because they are not published like books.• Use Dissertations & Theses Online (1637 to current) • Use World Cat (use the Content drop-down menu next to ' Subtype limits' to select ' Thesis/dissertation') ----------------------- International digital dissertations: • Theses Canada Portal • Canadian Association of Research Libraries Institutional Repository Search Service • Eth OS (Electronic Theses Online) from the British Library In some instances, the author of a dissertation may place it under "embargo".In that case, even though it's been "published", copies are not available.If that doesn't work, you might also try a regular Google search.An effective way to search for the dissertation in is to place the title in quotes, followed by the author last name.