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Senior Theses: Searching, Access & Copies

The Senior Thesis Collection contains over 60,000 theses that were written by Princeton undergraduate students from 1924 to the present.

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library will be undergoing an extensive renovation that will begin in March 2020 and is expected to conclude in January 2021. Visit our website for the latest information on the availability of our collections during that time.  As of January 31, 2020 we will cease regular digitization services in order to prepare the collections for the move. This includes all of the senior thesis collection. 

Searching & Access

There are two ways to search for Senior Theses. For search tips, see our Libguide on How to Search, Request to View, and Order Princeton University Senior Theses.

  • Princeton University Library Catalog
    • Use the Catalog to find a specific thesis, by either title or the author's name. To view a thesis in the reading room, you must request it using the "reading room request" button found on the individual thesis catalog record.
  • DataSpace
    • Use DataSpace for browsing theses by department, year or advisor.


  • If you are a member of the Princeton community, you can view these theses via Dataspace when connected to the campus network. If you are away from campus, you will need to follow the instructions outlined on the OIT website for connecting to the campus network remotely via VPN (GlobalProtext or SonicWall desktop applications) and you will then be considered to be on the campus network whether or not you are physically on campus. You should then be able to view the senior thesis through DataSpace. If you are not a member of the Princeton community, please follow the directions on the Ordering a copy of a Princeton University Senior Thesis page.
  • Please note, while some senior theses have been digitized or are born-digital, the following should be noted:

    • Theses written between 1924 and 2012 are in paper or microfiche format and must be viewed in the reading room of the Mudd Manuscript Library,
    • Theses written in 2013 are in digital format, but must be viewed on computers at the Mudd Manuscript Library,
    • Theses written in 2014 and later are available via DataSpace on computers connected to the Princeton University computing network, with a small number restricted for viewing at the Mudd Manuscript Library, or restriced from view temporarily. If you are a member of the Princeton community and would like to view a senior thesis from 2014-2019.



Senior Thesis Submission Information for Students