On nights and weekends, contact the Circulation Desk at 251-460-7028
NOTE: Faculty, students and staff of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions and all USA Hospitals' employees need to submit their ILL requests through the Biomedical Library.
USA dissertations that are not medical can be found in the Reference Deparment on the 2nd Floor North.
Newer USA dissertations that are available in electronic format are free to USA faculty, students, and staff through ProQuest's Dissertations & Theses.
A. Borrow through ILL: Some libraries will loan their dissertations if they have a circulating copy. Their loan charges vary from $5.00 - $20.00. Delivery could take several weeks.
B. Purchase from UMI
Some dissertations can be ordered from UMI in PDF format ( indicated by a icon next to the record ) and downloaded to your computer. When you order a digital dissertation, UMI sends you an e-mail giving the address from which to download your dissertation and a PIN that identifies your order. This PIN is not restricted by IP address or by computer, so you can order from a library computer and then go home or to your office and download the dissertation. The price of a dissertation in this format is calculated when you add the dissertation to your shopping cart. It can always be removed if you decide the cost is too much.