What if you need a particular thesis and it’s NOT freely available online? You may use interlibrary loan to request a copy
Request a copy via ILL (Interlibrary Loan)
Note: In many cases we can acquire an electronic version, but some theses are often physically owned by only one library at the degree-granting institution. Some libraries will loan their copy, some will not. It’s always OK to try, but it’s not a sure thing that you’ll get it.
And Last But Not Least
It's always worth trying a search engine--Google, Bing, or your favorite--using quotation marks around the title and perhaps the author's last name, if the title isn't unique--to see if the author has posted the dissertation on the web somewhere. It's surprising how often this is the case.
And for cases where you can't find a free copy, but you CAN find contact info for the author, try to get in touch with the author and ask if they'd be willing to share a copy of their thesis with you. Many people are thrilled that someone is interested in their blood-sweat-and-tears project, and would happily oblige.
An alert is a way for you to save a search and get email notification of any new records that have been found in the database that match your search criteria as new records are added. It's a great way to stay current without having to redo previous work! This works for EBSCO databases like Academic Search Premier and ERIC.
When you are in the database, set up a new account:
Perform a search on the topic of your choice:
Choose Alert/Save/Share and you can now choose how you would like to be notified:
Make sure you use your Bethel e-mail account and save your alert:
You can also choose an RSS feed and have it sent to the reader of your choice.