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THEA 3700 Porterfield: Finding Dissertations

Great Dissertation Resource

Searching Dissertations and Theses Full Text

You can search Dissertations and Theses Full Text like many other databases. 

After your first search, it can be helpful to use the options on the left side of the screen under Narrow Results. 


Full Text 


It can be useful to limit to full text in the Dissertations and Theses database. 

  • Dissertations are different than books and journal articles and can be trickier to request through ILL. 


Why Dissertations are Great

Having trouble finding sources on your topic? 

Dissertations can be a great resource! 

While they are not peer-reviewed, they tend to be long documents with extensive reference lists. You can use these reference lists to help identify resources like books or articles that you can use in your research.