MUSC 801 - Music Bibliography and Research: Dissertations and Theses

Guide for students of Musicology 801 on how to use the library and find resources

Why Dissertations?

Though dissertations can be challenging to track down, they can be of great value to your research. Dissertations and theses offer the latest research from graduate students, identifying trends in the field. As research tools, they are invaluable for their extensive bibliographies. 

Dissertation Express

Dissertation Databases

Interlibrary Loan of Non-KU Owned Materials

KU students in good standing with a valid KUID are eligible for borrowing items from non-KU Libraries at no cost through our InterLibrary Borrowing service.

What can be requested through InterLibrary Borrowing?

Requests may be made for items that are currently unavailable from the KU Libraries (checked out, missing, declared lost, etc.) or are not owned by the KU Libraries. Submit your requests through WebRetrieve for anything that supports your class and research needs.

      Items available through Interlibrary Loan include :

             Book Chapters
             Journal Articles
             Microfilm or Microfiche items
             Conference Proceedings
             Theses, Dissertations or Reports
             Audio/Visual Materials

       Note: Some libraries will not lend certain types of materials, making them difficult to obtain on loan. Often it depends
       on the lending libraries' policies.

How do I place an Interlibrary Borrowing request?

  • Log in to WebRetrieve.  For help logging in, see our WebRetrieve video tutorials.
  • Once you have logged in to WebRetrieve you may request:
    • an article not available from KU Libraries
    • a book chapter not available from KU Libraries
    • a loan not available from KU Libraries
  • If you have trouble accessing WebRetrieve, contact Resource Sharing at 785-864-3960 or by email:

How do I get the items I requested?

If you requested an article or book chapter, you will be sent an email alerting you when the scanned, electronic copy of the article/chapter is available via WebRetrieve.  If the item is a loaned item in print or other material, you will be able to choose whether to pick it up at one of the KU Libraries Service Desks or, if eligible, may be able to request Home Delivery (see Home Delivery tab, above, for more information).

Full details regarding InterLibrary Borrowing of materials can be found at

KU ScholarWorks

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