How to Find UC Berkeley Theses
      The Library receives the original signed copy of every thesis accepted by the UC Berkeley Graduate Division. These archival copies are housed in Doe Library; the Library also holds many second copies of theses. All University of California Berkeley theses in the Library collection appear in UCB's catalog, OskiCat, and in the UC catalog, Melvyl. If you do not find the thesis you are looking for in the catalogs, please consult a reference staff member for assistance.

      Theses Not Yet Cataloged
      Because UC Berkeley theses must be sent for binding and cataloging, some may not appear in the catalogs until a year after the degree was awarded. 

      Classification and Circulation Policies 
      All Joint Medical Program theses are housed in the Doe Library or are stored off campus at the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF), located in Richmond, California.     Note the call number and/or NRLF number.  Items at NRLF can be retrieved within 24-48 hours, excluding weekends. 

        The archival copies of UC Berkeley theses have been assigned "308t" classification numbers and do not circulate for home use; however, they may be used within the Library.  308t theses in Doe Library will be paged upon request at the Circulation Desk. 

        Library of Congress Classification 
        The Joint Medical Program theses have been assigned Library of Congress classification numbers.   Doe Library theses classified in AS36 are housed off campus.  They may be requested for home use at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor, Doe Library. 

      Interlibrary Loan
      For information about availability of a particular thesis, consult the staff of Interlibrary Services, Room 133 Doe Library. 

      Photocopies of UCB Theses
      Theses may be reproduced locally. To obtain copies of UC Berkeley theses, contact  Interlibrary Services, Library Photocopy Services in Room 133, Doe Library, to verify that permission has been granted by the author. 

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Last updated 06/24/11.