Many dissertation authors now choose to make their dissertations freely available online via their university's institutional repository. Try the resources below to locate these open access dissertations.
Digital Collections Network
Search open-access dissertations, articles (and much more) included in the institutional repositories of hundreds of universities and colleges. Search for your topic, then on the left sidebar, limit your search to Publication Type = Theses/Dissertations.
Google Scholar also includes the full-text of many open access dissertations; however, there isn't a straightforward way to limit a search to only find dissertations.
Institutional Repositories in Oregon & Washington:
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