Theses & Dissertations

From VIMS and around the world

School of Marine Science

School of Marine Science theses and dissertations are available online via the university repository, W&M Scholarworks. Browse SMS theses and dissertations.

Hargis Library also holds circulating print copies of all theses and dissertations prior to 2017. Search the title in the catalog database to locate the call number.

Theses and Dissertations from Other Sites

There are a number of databases and digital archives which provide information and access to theses and dissertations from universities around the world.

  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses
    Primarily North American institutions, with some international coverage, fulltext for works from 1997 onwards. Note that not all schools report data to Proquest and some participating schools do not provide coverage of Masters works. W&M/VIMS access only


Obtaining Theses & Dissertations in Print

Interlibrary Loan services will try to borrow a copy of a thesis or dissertation for you. However, you should be aware that some institutions do not lend these documents.

Fill out an interlibrary loan request form and we will see what can be done!