Your library may be able to provide access to the dissertation you're looking for. Whether you are looking for a specific graduate work, or want to find out what dissertations or theses have been written on a particular subject, ProQuest provides a variety of tools to help.
Virtually every major research library in the world provides access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database through one of several formats:
- 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. Students, faculty, and other researchers search the database 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.
- Dissertations & Theses @ - Dissertations & Theses @ is a service for ProQuest’s active university publishing partners. The service provides a 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.
- Dissertation Alerts - Dissertation Alerts is an individualized search service for those who lack library access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database. Using the keywords you specify, we review the entire database and retrieve up to 500 titles per search. To request a Dissertation Alerts search, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Dissertations Abstracts Online
- SUBJECTS:Dissertations/Theses - All subjects
The Dissertations Abstracts Online database is no longer offered. To search for digital dissertations and theses, you can use the following three databases:
- Digital Dissertations and Theses Database, Humanities and Social Sciences Section from ProQuest. The database is comprised of over 900,000 digitized dissertations in a variety of subject areas including Education, Art, Communications, Literature, Linguistics and Social Sciences.
Restricted to CSULA Users
- WorldCat Dissertations/Theses database It indexes dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Many of these are available electronically, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution. The database contains over 5 million records dating back to 1540.
Restricted to CSULA Users
- ProQuest Open Access Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) The database provides full text open access to dissertations and theses that the authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access items.
Not Restricted to CSULA Users