Theses & Dissertations
From VIMS and around the world
School of Marine Science
School of Marine Science theses and dissertations are available online via the university repository, W&M Scholarworks. Browse SMS theses and dissertations.
Hargis Library also holds circulating print copies of all theses and dissertations prior to 2017. Search the title in the catalog database to locate the call number.
Theses and Dissertations from Other Sites
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
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!