Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017 Views: 1018
All theses held by the library should be cataloged in HOLLIS. Many can be accessed via ProQuest Dissertations and Theses or DASH, Harvard's open access repository. (See below for links to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database)
The Harvard University Archives generally retains all PhD dissertations, Bowdoin Prize winning graduate essays, and undergraduate honors theses (i.e. Hoopes Prize winners) produced at the Harvard College.
The Archives collects many master’s theses as well, including those for A.L.M. (Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies) degrees and some A.M. (Master of Arts) degrees.
Theses and dissertations produced at the professional schools tend to be archived at the libraries and archives for those schools.
If you can’t find a thesis in one of the places listed here, consider contact the University Archives or the appropriate library or academic department directly.
- Harvard Library's ProQuest Dissertations and Theses link: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.eresource:dissabst
- Many academic libraries have their own subscription; consult yours for assistance. Those without access to the database can use Dissertations Express to place an order http://www.proquest.com/products-services/dissertations/order-dissertation.html