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Why Use Dissertations?
Dissertations may be useful to your research in a variety of ways:
- For EdD students, dissertations provide examples of how others have conducted their research and structured their dissertation
- Dissertations are often useful sources of tests and measures that are freely available and have been assessed for validity and reliability.
- Dissertations provide a thorough review of the literature; the bibliography may be a gold mine of additional relevant research on your topic.
Searching for Dissertations
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global This link opens in a new window
Search dissertations and theses from around the world from 1743-present. Includes over 1 million full text dissertations (particularly 1997-present). Dissertations not available online may be requested via interlibrary loan (UP ILLiad
). See the Dissertations
guide for more options for accessing freely available online dissertations.
Dissertations written by UP Graduates
More Places to Search: Open Access Dissertations
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.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations
Search open access graduate theses and dissertations from over 800 colleges and universities around the world.
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.
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