If you don't have this, enter a word or phrase into the search terms field or the author's last name and the first four words of the dissertation title.
Many (but not all) dissertations will be available in full-text.
When searching the database, you can use the Advanced Search functions to limit your results to only dissertations completed at NYU or you can leave the "institution" field blank to search dissertations completed anywhere. When dissertation authors submit their work to, they have the option to embargo the full-text for up to two years from that point.
Authors may choose to embargo their dissertations for several reasons, for example, if they are planning to publish the dissertation (or a version of it) as a book.
There are currently no options for NYU students to access the full-text of a dissertation if the author has chosen to embargo.
Theses and dissertations are also available online in full-text via the Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global database.
Cataloged theses are also listed on the Engineering Library New Books List the week they become available (which could be from 6 months to a year from the date the thesis was submitted) .In addition, all pre-2014 dissertations and doctoral capstone projects have been digitized and are available to the CUNY community via our Retrospective Dissertations, 1965-2013 database (CUNY library barcode required).(Pre-2014 master’s theses have not yet been digitized and are only available in print.) Are you an alum?Microforms come in 2 formats: microfilm (on reels) and microfiche (sheets). Microforms are located on LL2 in the Microforms Reading Room. Some of our materials are stored in an offsite facility.To get an item that is marked as offsite: 1) Search for the item in Bob Cat2) Click on the Title3) Click on the Availabilty Status/Call number link4) Click Request Offsite materials usually arrive within 2 business days.Dissertations completed at NYU through 2007 are available on microform. Microforms are pieces of film that contain reproductions of magazines, journals, and other materials.Because newsprint and other types of paper often decay, microforms are used as a method of preserving content. In addition, notebooks with instructions are available. All microform machines have printing capabilities; some machines also allow you to make PDF.You may choose from either unbound, shrink-wrapped print copies or PDF files.Unbound print copies are delivered within three to five business days.(Examples: "Smith" or "Smith, Jane") Title - There's no need to enter the entire title.Usually, the first four or five words will be sufficient to identify the dissertation.