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Theses & Dissertations @ Salmon Library

To locate theses & dissertations owned by the Salmon library, search the library catalog. Please note the Salmon Library only collects theses & dissertations written at UAH.

To find a thesis or dissertation in the Salmon library, you must have the Library of Congress call number. To find this number, or to create a list of publications from a certain department on campus, such as engineering, go to the Library Catalog and perform the following search:

thesis AND engineering

Substitute your department name for engineering. Set the “Search For” field to “words or phrase.” Click on the "Search" button. This will generate a list of theses and dissertations completed in that department. Two copies will be listed for each thesis, Archives (Lower Level) and the stacks (either N2 or N3). If the stacks copy is not available, access to the archives copy is available during regular Archives hours. The archives copy does not circulate.

Alternatively, to search for UAH dissertations online, try:

UAH Dissertations Database -

Searches all University of Alabama in Huntsville dissertations published in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Full-text PDFs provided for most documents published within the past 10 years. Abstract & option to purchase provided for most documents published more than 10 years ago.

Theses & Dissertations @ Other Schools

WorldCat Dissertations -

Type your terms in the search box. Click search and a List of Records will result. To view a complete record, Click on the title of the work. The detailed record will also show libraries that own the item. Please note WorldCat is not full text nor does it provide abstracts. Orders cannot be placed for the materials other than through the Salmon Library, ILL department.

Dissertation Abstracts (DAI) -

(By appointment only within Salmon Library) provides indexing to over 1.5 million dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. academic institutions. Covers 1861 to present, although the entry of many is delayed. Abstracts since 1980. Thesis abstracts since 1988. A FirstSearch database. Note: DAI is not a comprehensive database.

ProQuest Digital Dissertations -

Search for citations & abstracts of dissertations from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities; current and previous year only.

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Subject Databases

The following subject specific databases offer the option to search for theses/dissertations in their subject areas.See a Reference librarian for assistance with these databases.

Compendex Web - abstracts. subject: engineering

CINAHL – full-text PDF files!! subject: nursing

PsycINFO – abstracts. subject: psychology

ERIC – full-text from EDRS. subject: education

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Internet Resources

UAH Thesis/Dissertation Manual -
Networked Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations (NDLTD) -

LibWeb: Library servers via WWW -

Theses & Dissertations on Topics in Alabama History Submitted for Masters or Doctoral Degrees -

American Historical Association -

  • College Art Association – American & Canadian dissertations.

    History On-line – 1995-2003, citation only.

    International Center of Medieval Art -

    Society of Architectural Historians -

    Music Theory Online: Dissertation Index -

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  • Interlibrary Loan

    Some universities allow their dissertations and master's theses to circulate via Interlibrary Loan. Note that many libraries do not loan copies of their dissertations.

    To request an interlibrary loan go to You may login as a guest to search for materials, however to request any materials through ILL you must be logged into the library database.

    Once you are logged in Click on "Request Material."  Next Click on "ILL Book Request"  or "ILL Article Request." A form will appear with several required fields.  Please note the contact info at the bottom of the page.  You will need to fill out & submit this form for each request you place.

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    Style Manuals

    Joseph M. Williams, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990). PE1421 .W545 1995 (N3)

    The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed. (Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1993). Z253 .C57 1993 (Ready Ref.)

    Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations, 6th ed. LB2369 .T8 1996 (Ready Ref.; S1,; N2)

    Gibaldi, Joseph, MLA handbook for writers of research papers 5th ed. LB2369 .G53 1999 (Ready Ref)

    Council of Biology Editors. Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6th ed. T11 .S386 1994 (S1)

    Janet S. Dodd, ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors. 2nd ed. Ed. Washington: Amer. Chemical Soc., 1997. Z253 .A357 997 (S1)

    American Society of Civil Engineers. ASCE On-Line Authors' Guide. (Online)

    Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. See IEEE Information for Authors. (Online)

    O'Sean, Arlene, and Antoinette Schleyer. Mathematics into Type. Rev. ed. Providence: Amer. Mathematical Soc., 1999. T11 .S77 1999 (S1)

    American Institute of Physics. AIP Style Manual. 4th ed. NY: AIP, 1997. T11 .A5 1990 (N3) (See Tom Huber's page for more information -

    American Psychological Association. Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington: Amer. Psychological Assn., 2001. Z253 .A46 P8 2001 (Ready Ref; S1; N3)

    Zweifel, Frances W. A handbook of biological illustration. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1988. QH318 .Z97 1988 (S1)

    Cornell University Engineering department has a section on citation style guides -

    31-Jul-2006 Last Revision

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