Dissertations and theses can provide a wealth of information and their bibliographies are also very useful.
The UIUC Library should have at least one copy of all theses and dissertations granted at UIUC. The UIUC Library may also have selected theses and dissertations from other institutions. Copies of dissertations deposited at UIUC from 1978 to the present are accessible by author and title through the I-Share Catalog.
UIUC's Interlibrary Loan Office can help you obtain theses and dissertations not owned by the UIUC and not available in pdf format through Dissertation Abstracts. They provide two options: