In addition, UW collects some theses and dissertations from other institutions. All theses and dissertations owned by the UW may be found in the catalog under author, title, or the subject of the work. Theses and dissertations completed for the course of study at the UW are also under the heading Theses. UW theses will additionally have a heading like:
Only theses and dissertations written by UW students can be searched in the catalog by genre.
Note: There may be a lag of several months between the time a thesis is submitted to a UW department and when it appears in the UW Libraries Catalog. If you are seeking a University of Washington thesis or dissertation that is not listed in the catalog, please contact Catherine Gerhart by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at (206) 685-2827, to determine if the title you are looking for is in process.
UW theses and dissertations may be browsed in the stacks. They are assigned call numbers according to their subject area. If a subject is held in a branch library, e.g. Architecture and Urban Planning, theses and dissertations for that subject area will be in that library.
The Libraries collection includes an archival copy of UW theses and dissertations. These copies may be used in the library, but do not circulate. Archival copies of theses must be requested at the Circulation desk in the Suzzallo/Allen library.
If the thesis that you are looking for is not in the UW Libraries collection, you may: