Virtually every major research library in the world provides access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database through one or another format. Your library is sure to have at least one of these products.
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database (PQDT)
With more than 2.3 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Graduate students customarily consult the database to make sure their proposed thesis or dissertation topics have not already been written about. Students, faculty, and other researchers search it for titles related to their scholarly interests. Of the millions of graduate works listed, we offer over 1.9 million in full text format. PQDT is a subscription database, so consult your library for availability.
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Dissertations & Theses @
Dissertations & Theses @ is a service that ProQuest provides for its active university publishing partners. The service provides a given university's academic community with free access to citations and abstracts for graduate works from that university. For graduate works published from 1997 forward, a full text PDF will usually be available for free download as well.
For more information, please see the Dissertations & Theses @ page.
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Libraries and researchers can also gain full or partial access to the database through various print reference products.
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