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Dissertations and Theses at Stony Brook University: Home

Information about how to locate and access theses and dissertations at Stony Brook University

Locating SBU Masters Theses and Dissertations

Stony Brook University Libraries maintains theses and dissertations of Stony Brook University (SBU) graduates in print and in electronic format. In 2007, The Graduate School at SBU instituted the electronic submission process. The databases listed on this guide can be used to locate dissertations and theses of SBU graduates and others. 

For further assistance, please contact the librarian associated with the subject matter.

About this Guide

Guide created by Kristen J. Nyitray.
Last update: October 12, 2016.

Licensed Databases

Licensed databases accessible to Stony Brook University students, faculty, and staff.
  • Dissertation & Theses@Stony Brook (ProQuest database): citations and/or access to the full-text (1967-present) of dissertations and theses authored by graduates of Stony Brook University. Please note: incomplete coverage for early years. 
  • Dissertations & Theses Full Text (ProQuest database): full-text and citations; contains 1.2 million full-text dissertations, including most dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works; includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from 1861 to the present. 

Open Access Databases

Purchasing Print Copies and Electronic Files

Please note: the University Libraries does not sell or reproduce dissertations and theses. 

If you are not affiliated with SBU, you may be able to borrow a print, bound copy through your university's interlibrary loan department.

Copies may also be available for purchase from ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Express service.

For further assistance, please contact the librarian associated with the subject matter.