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Borrowing Items From Other Libraries

A short guide explaining Interlibrary Loan, "Get This," and MeLCat services available to the University of Michigan-Dearborn community.

Requesting Dissertations or Theses

You can request dissertations and theses from other libraries using the library's interlibrary loan services. There are no fees for UM-Dearborn students, faculty, or staff to place these requests.

Step-by-Step Instructions for requesting dissertations or theses through ILLiad

Some libraries will lend hardcopy or microfilm copies of dissertations or theses. These items can be difficult to obtain depending on the policies of the lending institution or library, but follow these steps to request the physical item:

1. Log into ILLiad at

2. Click on the Thesis/Dissertation link next to Place a Request at the top of the ILLiad Form

3. Fill out the form as completely as possible. Make sure to fill out required fields.

4. When you have completed the form, click the "Submit Request" button. 

  • Click on All Requests in the left sidebar to check the status of your request

5. You will be notified by email when your request is available.

  • Click on Completed Requests in the left sidebar to view all of your completed requests.

Thesis & Dissertation Search

Use the links below to search for research in your area:

Deep Blue

The digital repository of the University of Michigan

Dissertations & Theses @ CIC Institutions

Full-text of dissertations and theses from Big Ten universities and The University of Chicago


Some full-text dissertations from UK institutions


Search over 1,800 academic open access repositories

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I

Search almost 1 million theses and dissertations. Some full-text and abstracts.


ILLiad Help

MLibrary Interlibrary Loan Office (Ann Arbor)

phone: 734-764-8584


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