Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2018     Views: 215

You can find dissertations and theses by searching the Shapiro Library's database: Dissertations & Theses Global - ProQuest. 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 & Theses Global - ProQuest:

  1. Select the "A-Z Database List" from the library homepage under "Quick Links"
  2. Click on "D" From the alphabet list
  3. Find "Dissertations & Theses Global - ProQuest"
  4. Search by author, title, or any keyword (parentheses are not necessary) using the search box on the database's homepage:

    Screenshot of Dissertations and Theses search page

  5. 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:

    Screenshot of search result to show pdf full text

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

    Screenshot of database options, citation, printing and more


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