Hargis Library holds archive and circulating copies of all of the theses and dissertations of the graduate students of the School of Marine Science at VIMS.
Many VIMS students have made their publications available as open access documents and these can be accessed by connecting to the related links to the right.
Browse the catalog database to review VIMS dissertations and theses.
Theses and Dissertations from Other Schools
There are a number of databases and digital archives which provide information and access to theses and dissertations from universities around the world.
- Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Primarily North American institutions, with some international coverage, fulltext for works from 1997 onwards. Note that not all schools report data to Proquest and some participating schools do not provide coverage of Masters works. W&M/VIMS access only
Information from libraries around the world. Will help to locate North American works not identified in Proquest Dissertations. Use the content limiter to identify theses and dissertations. Some records have links to digital content. Open access
- DART-Europe E-theses Portal
Fulltext access to theses and dissertations from European institutions (list). Open access
Search for dissertations from institutions in the United Kingdom. Some open access content. Open access
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Contributions from North American and international institutions. Open access
- OATD - Open Access Theses and Dissertations
An index to primarily graduate level theses and dissertations available as open access documents. Some overlap with above listed sites. International coverage. Open access
- Theses Canada Portal
A growing collection of online content. Those not identified as online may be available through the ProQuest Dissertations database. Open access
Obtaining Theses & Dissertations in Print
Interlibrary Loan services will try to borrow a copy of a thesis or dissertation for you. However, you should be aware that some institutions do not lend these documents.
Fill out an interlibrary loan request form and we will see what can be done!