Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2016     Views: 68

You can find dissertations and theses by searching the Shapiro Library's database: Dissertations and These - Full Text.  This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and these from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. Check out the video below for more information.

To access Dissertations and These - Full Text:

1. From the library homepage, click on the "A - Z Database List" link.

2. From the alphabet near the top/middle of the page, click on "D".

3. Scroll down until you see "Dissertations and These - Full Text" on the list of available databases.

4. Search by author, title, or any keyword (parentheses are not necessary) using the search box on the database's homepage:

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Homescreen Screenshot

Results will appear after you search--usually displaying brief information about each dissertation or theses available such as title, author(s), publication year, etc. Look for a link that says "Full Text" or "Full Text - PDF" to open up the article and start reading:

Proquest Dissertations & Theses Result Screenshot

You can also save dissertations and these in a folder for later use, email, print, cite, or export using this database:

Proquest Dissertations and Theses Print Screenshot

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