This page will help you track down and browse dissertations and theses from the University of Illinois and other institutions around the world. We've highlighted several resources and tips specific to finding music dissertations, so make sure to note those.
For are more complete guide to finding and obtaining dissertations that includes information for keeping up with new dissertations published in your field of study, be sure to check out the Main Library's guide linked below.
If you're looking for a quick and easy place to start, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (linked below) is an excellent and fairly comprehensive database to start your search with.
The Library tries to keep at least one copy of all deposited Illinois dissertations. You can search for dissertations in the library catalog and through the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS), the University's open repository of scholarly content.
***Special note for finding music dissertations: Many UIUC DMA dissertations were not deposited into IDEALS or uploaded to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, and are only discoverable through the library catalog, so make sure you check there first!
Many UIUC dissertations, particularly recently completed dissertations, are available through IDEALS, which you can browse by dissertation title, author, contributor, keyword, subject, or date. For help searching in IDEALS, see the Guide to Finding Materials in IDEALS.
You can also browse by unit in IDEALS if you want to explore music dissertations, project papers, and theses.
If the Library does not have a copy of the dissertation or thesis you are looking for, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is the first place you should look! Most American and Canadian universities are represented in this database, in addition to selected European universities.
If you still can't find what you're looking for, check out the other tabs in this box for additional places to look. If you get stuck, don't hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance!