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How to Search, Request to View, and Order Princeton University Senior Theses

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Senior Theses at Mudd Library

Overview

The Mudd Library is the central repository for Princeton University senior theses. The senior thesis collection contains over 60,000 theses that were written by Princeton undergraduate students from 1924 to the present. 

Senior theses: 1924-2012

Senior theses created between 1924-2012 are in bound or unbound paper copies, or are on microfiche and can only be viewed in person in our reading room.

Digital senior theses: 2013-Present

Senior theses created in 2013 and later are in digital format (mainly PDFs) and are stored in our digital repository, DataSpace.

  • Members of the University community are able to view and download, free of charge, digital senior theses from any computer on the University network (some theses may be subject to restriction, see "Facts about accessing theses")
  • Those outside of the University network may view senior theses in person or request a digital copy of a thesis by submitting their request through our website. As of February 1, 2020, Mudd's digitization services have been paused due to an impending renovation. Requests for digitization can be made in June 2020. 

Facts about accessing theses

  • A small percentage of digital theses (2013 to present) are restricted to viewing on computers in the Mudd Library (Walk-in Access) or are temporally restricted from access (embargoed). Restrictions are noted in their DataSpace record.

  • You do not need to submit a request to view theses in digital format (2013 and later) as you can access them on Dataspace if connected to the University network or in person.

  • Theses created in 2012 and earlier must be viewed in the Mudd Library reading room unless their digitized version is available on Dataspace for those connected to the University network.