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Checking Things Out: Requesting Theses and Dissertations

Everything you need to know when checking out books, laptops, movies, or anything else from the Galvin Library.

Finding and Requesting Theses and Dissertations via ILL

You can find many dissertations or theses online by searching in a variety of databases, listed below.

If you're looking for a thesis or dissertation that was written by an Illinois Tech graduate, it may already be available to view. Follow this guide for instructions on how to search the IIT Theses and Dissertations Database to find what you're looking for.

If the Illinois Tech thesis or dissertation that you're looking for is not available online, you can submit a request to the Interlibrary Loan department to have the work scanned and shared with you. Complete a Scan and Deliver Form after logging into MyILL with your Illinois Tech login credentials.


Thesis/Dissertation Databases and Resources

Using MyILL to Request an IIT Thesis/Dissertation

If you're unable to find an online copy of an IIT Thesis or Dissertation in the Dissertations and Theses at IIT database, you can submit a request for it to be scanned and shared with you via MyILL.

After logging in with your Illinois Tech credentials, click Create Request.

You can choose between different types of requests, each with its own form. Click on Scan and Deliver.

Fill out as many of the fields as you can as accurately as you can, then click Submit Request.

The ILL staff will locate the thesis/dissertation in the Galvin Library Archives and will scan it to a PDF document, which will then be shared with you.