Answered By: Caltech Research Librarians Last Updated: Dec 30, 2018 Views: 1
The CaltechThesis digital repository includes PDF copies of almost all Caltech doctoral dissertations and some master's thesis. Some of these works are available open access to any user, meaning you are able to click through immediately to the PDF for your individual use. Other works may have more limited access, such as restrictions to allow access for only Caltech campus users, or restrictions to all users for a temporary period of time (embargo). The access policy for each work is determined by the author in consultation with her or his advisor and in adherence to the Caltech thesis dissemination policy.
If the work you are requesting access to is restricted to Caltech Campus, we will attempt to secure permission from the author of the requested dissertation in order to 'set it free' online for all users worldwide. Once made openly available, you may read the entire work online or download/print it for your individual use.
In the meantime -- or in the event we are unable to secure permission to further redistribute this thesis - you may find it helpful to know that the commercial dissertation reseller, ProQuest, is able to provide copies of select Caltech theses for a fee.
You may find the ProQuest Dissertations Express Service online at https://dissexpress.proquest.com/search.html. Caltech is in no way associated with ProQuest (formerly University Microfilms Inc). Student may choose to distribute their dissertations through this company in return for a small royalty.