Dissertation Abstracts: Accessing the Full-Text

Many discipline-specific research databases provide citations to dissertations originally listed by Dissertation Abstracts.

For Dissertations listed in Dissertation Abstracts

What is Dissertation Abstracts?

Dissertation Abstracts summarizes dissertations published in the U.S. and is divided into two parts. Part A covers the social sciences and humanities and Part B covers the sciences and engineering. The library's subscription to ProQuest Dissertations Full-Text lists the titles from Part A only, and includes immediate, online access to the full-text for most social science & humanities dissertations written from 1997 - present. Some research databases include summaries of dissertations written for a specific discipline and sometimes database entry for a dissertation appears to be "journal articles" from the "journal"  Dissertation Abstracts.

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