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About Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest)


The complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. You can view 24-page previews of many disserations & theses. To search just the dissertations and theses done at Washington University, connect to Dissertations & Theses @ Washington University in St. Louis.

Doctoral candidates at some universities, for example, Stanford University,University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, University of Michigan, and University of Texas-Austin, are not required to submit their dissertations into this database. For most comprehensive searching, you should include other sources.

NOTE: You cannot request full-text of dissertations or theses via ILLiad from within the database; you can only order them using your own credit card. To request via ILLiad, log in to ILLiad, click on Request a Thesis, and fill out the form.

Sources Dissertations & theses.
Dates Covered 1861 ... (Indexing); 1980 ... (Abstracts of Dissertations); 1988 ... (Abstracts of Theses); there are a few dissertations prior to 1861, ranging back to 1637
Help Documents Available within database; click on Help button.
Print Counterpart (backfiles) Dissertation Abstracts, Dissertation Abstracts International
Provider UMI/ProQuest Information and Learning
UMI's Online Dissertation Services
Access On the web, limited to current WU students, faculty, and staff. Access to restricted resources from outside the WU campuses.
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