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Engineering: Dissertations and Theses

This guide provides information on engineering and applied sciences resources available through the WMU Libraries.

WMU Dissertations

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Most dissertations and theses produced at WMU are availabile through the libraries. Normally these are bound paper copies and can be checked out like regular books. Use the catalog to find the location and the call number of the title you need. Some older dissertations and theses may be in storage. Use the storage request form to request thesea or dissertations which are shelved there.

Searching for Dissertations and Theses

Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries

If the dissertation or thesis you need is not available in any full text source you may request a paper or microform copy through the interlibrary loan service.

Before using WMU's interlibrary loan service, you must first register and set up an account.  Click here to begin the process.  You will be asked to login with your BroncoNetID and password.  If you have never used the service before, follow the prompts for First Time Users.   You only have to register once during your tenure at WMU.

There are several issues to be aware of when requesting dissertations through interlibrary loan:

  • Many institutions do not lend their dissertations and theses through interlibrary loan. Because dissertations are unique some institutions choose not to send them off campus.
  • Some institutions that do lend their dissertations specify that they are "in library use only". This means that you will not be allowed to take the material out of the library.
  • The copy of the dissertation you get through interlibrary loan may be in microfilm or microfiche format. You will have to locate a microfilm reader in the library to use the material.
  • Interlibrary loan takes time. It can take two to three weeks for the lending library to process the request and send it out. Please plan ahead.

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