How to Find Dissertations & Theses
When you search for a thesis or dissertation in the on-line catalog, the copy identified as belonging to the University Archives is the archival copy and cannot be borrowed. Most Duke dissertations and theses will have second copies that can be borrowed or loaned via Document Delivery.
Departmental honors theses (also called honors papers) are cataloged by academic discipline. The base call numbers for these are listed below; you can search the library catalog for these base call numbers to find all of the honors theses submitted in a particular discipline. These honors papers cannot be borrowed and must be used in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library's reading room, located in 103 Perkins Library. Complete photocopies may be purchased from the University Archives (contact us).
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