How Do I...Find Dissertations?
Below are some suggestions on where to look for Dissertations and Theses.
Questions? Contact a Librarian
Option #1: Search
- Go to https://georgefox.on.worldcat.org/advancedsearch
- Set "Content" to "Thesis/Dissertations"
- Run a search using appropriate terms
- Request items from George Fox via interlibrary loan
Set the Source Type to "Dissertation/Thesis."
Browse full text dissertations:
Limit the Document Type or Publication Type to "Dissertation."
Databases with dissertations:
- America: History & Life
- Art Full Text
- Business Source Complete
- CINAHL with Full Text
- Historical Abstracts
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
- MLA International Bibliography
Many universities maintain open collections of works by faculty and students, including dissertations:
Option #2: Browse Institutional Repositories
Others can be access through the OpenDOAR - Directory of Open Access Repositories
Option #3: Contact the Author
Authors are very often happy to send their dissertations when asked!
Option #4: Get Help
If you try the above and still can't find what you want, please contact a librarian for assistance.