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More about Books and Dissertations
All JHU books, both print and electronic, are in Catalyst (the library catalog).
Search for books on the library home page.
- Save time by using Advanced Search, to put search words in the book TITLE, specify year, etc.
In your Google Scholar list of article results, you may also see books.
- If you click on the title, Google Scholar will take you to Google Books
- However, copyright law prevents them from showing you the whole book
- Search the library catalog for the book you want -- if we have it, you can see 100% of it
- If we do not have a book in any format, you can request it through BorrowDirect or Interlibrary Loan (on the library home page under "Get Materials"):
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global
(formerly "University Microfilms International" [UMI])
- This is a database listing more than 2 million dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1861 until the present
- Full text available for most added after 1997
- Full text also available for many earlier than that; check for "full text":
This company began digitizing Hopkins dissertations in 1997, but none earlier, as far as we know
Hopkins began sending paper dissertations to this database around 1970. If the full text is not available, use this link to search and place an order.
There are also full-text dissertations and other graduate theses in JScholarship, the university's institutional repository
For more information about submitting your dissertation, visit the guide for Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
If you're having trouble finding JHU dissertations before 1997, ask firstname.lastname@example.org.