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Finding AFIT Theses &Dissertations

Print Collection
Search the  D'Azzo Research Library CATALOG

·                Go to the Advanced Search screen.

·                Enter in keywords in the Advanced Keyword Search field.

·                Refine your search by using the Limit optionMaterial Type and select "Theses".

·                Theses that have a limited distribution are designated as LIMITED in the library catalog.

AFIT Theses &Dissertations are located on the 2nd floor in alphabetical order by last name of the author. They may be checked out to D’Azzo Research Library cardholders. 

Limited AFIT theses and dissertations are located in a locked area on the 1st floor of the library. Only DOD and sometimes contractors (depending on distribution statement) may check these out by presenting their government ID to the reference librarian on duty. The librarian will retrieve the thesis to be checked out.

A collection of  hard copy classified AFIT theses and dissertations are kept in the Technical Reports Center, (AFRL Vault, Bldg 196, Room 1, on Monahan Way).  Follow the directions for "classified reports".  Please ask for assistance if needed.

AFIT Theses  are also kept on microfiche in the microforms rooms located on the first floor,  in the first row of  cabinets on the far right side of the room, unlimited theses are in Cabinet 8 limited theses (require Reference Librarian assistance) are in Cabinet 9.  They are organized alphabetically by last name.

You may also locate the full-text of selected  AFIT Theses &Dissertations online:

  • DTIC Public Technical Reports  (Access from  Database Quick Links on the library’s homepage) — provides full text access to AFIT and NPS theses from 1994 - present
  • DTIC R&E Gateway — provides access to limited theses. Registration is required, and is limited to U.S. Government employees and their contractors.

Finding other Theses &Dissertations

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT Global).  Full-text coverage for many of the records.
  • Dissertations Database via FirstSearch (Access from Database Quick Links on the library’s homepage)
  • Dissertations Abstracts International    (located in Print Reference Collection, 1st floor against rear wall)

Full-text online sources:

Interlibrary Loan
Please fill out an INTERLIBRARY LOAN  form (available under  Interlibrary Loan Requests  on the home page) if you are unable to locate the theses or dissertation online or locally. Interlibrary loan privileges are for AFIT Students, Faculty, and Staff only.



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