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

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

For further instructions on creating and submitting requests online, please visit our blog on requesting material

Further information on visiting the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library can be found here.

View a Thesis in our Reading Room

Senior Theses that were created in 2012 or earlier (i.e. those in paper or microfiche format) must be viewed in the Mudd Library Reading Room and they must be requested through the Princeton University Library Catalog.

Navigate to the Library Catalog

  • In the search field type in your search terms such as author's name, or words from the title of the thesis and/or department name. (Please note: this database works best when you know either the title or the author's name. For a more general search check out How To Search for a Thesis.)

  • When search results appear, choose “Senior Thesis” under resource type (on the left side of the screen), which will limit your results only to senior theses

  • Choose the thesis record by clicking on the title of the thesis from among the search results

Now that you have found your thesis, request to view it at the Mudd Library (see below).

Request to view at the Mudd Library

Click on the “Copies in Library” tab located on the right hand side of the screen

Then click the blue button that says “Reading Room Request”


Request to view at the Mudd Library

You will be prompted to log in with your netID: (PU students, faculty and staff) or to create an account as a non-Princeton University Patron


Request to view at the Mudd Library

Once you log-in, you will need to review and confirm you request. The bibliographic information will auto-populate to an electronic call slip

Request to view at the Mudd Library

Review the information in the noted fields and click on the grey “Submit Request” button to add the request to your list

Come to Mudd Library to view the thesis in our reading room. No appointment is necessary. Laptop computers, digital cameras, and cell phones (camera use only) are permitted in the reading room; scanners, however, are not allowed. Bring your Princeton ID (non-affiliated patrons should bring a photo ID). For further information on visiting Mudd Library, please click here.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: (609) 258-6345 Fax: (609) 258-3385