Answered By: Kristin Buxton
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016     Views: 33

Most Caltech theses are available online at CaltechTHESIS. If the thesis you're interested in isn't available there, there are a few possible reasons.

  • If you find the thesis in the CaltechTHESIS database, but the link to the PDF says that it is restricted to the Caltech community, only those with access.caltech accounts can download the full text. If you do not have an access.caltech account, please email us (including information about which thesis you're interested in) and we'll see if we can remove the restriction to campus.
  • If you find the thesis in the CaltechTHESIS database, but the link to the PDF says that it is restricted until a specific date, we don't be able to make the thesis available until that date.
  • If the thesis is not available in CaltechTHESIS, please check our library catalog to verify existence of the thesis.  We do not generally loan out the print copy of a thesis, so please email us (including information about which thesis you're interested in) and we'll add that thesis to the queue to be scanned and put online.