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Theses and capstone papers

Finding QC theses in the Library

A limited number of QC student theses and capstone projects are available in the Library. To find current theses holdings and call numbers, use  Advanced Search feature of OneSearch :

  • For theses from various departments: select  Any field and type, using quotation marks,  the following phrase:  "thesis. m.a. queens college". Under  Material Type, select: Dissertations 
  • A limited number of GSLIS student papers are available in the Library. To locate these in OneSearch,  select Any field, and type, using quotation marks, the following phrase : "MLS  Queens College Graduate School of Library".

Theses must be requested at the Borrowing Desk - provide staff with the exact call number listed in OneSearch.

Depositing QC theses

At the present time the Library is not accepting paper copies of MA theses. Students should inquire with their departments on how to proceed and/or they can voluntarily add their theses digitally to our collection through CUNY Academic Works 


Many databases cite doctoral dissertations but as a general  rule, the Library does not acquire doctoral dissertations. In rare cases when the Library purchases a dissertation, it is  treated as a " library book" and it is cataloged and shelved as such. To find out if the Library owns a particular dissertation, in OneSearch, search for  author and title.  

For CUNY dissertations available via the Graduate Center, see: .

WorldCat lists dissertations available at other libraries, and these might be available for loan. Check WorldCat holdings prior to requesting specific dissertation via Interlibrary Loan. 

Dissertations not available otherwise can be purchased via the ProQuest Dissertation Express .