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Dissertations and Theses: Home
A Guide for Searching and Citing Dissertations & Theses
"A thesis is a hypothesis or conjecture. "
"A PhD dissertation is a lengthy, formal document that argues in defense of a particular thesis. (So many people use the term ``thesis'' to refer to the document that a current dictionary now includes it as the third meaning of ``thesis'')."
"Two important adjectives used to describe a dissertation are ``original'' and ``substantial.'' The research performed to support a thesis must be both, and the dissertation must show it to be so. In particular, a dissertation highlights original contributions. "
CS @ PurdueHow to Write a Dissertation or Bedtime Reading For People Who Do Not Have Time To Sleep. (The General Idea)
Last name, F. N. (Year). Title (Doctoral dissertation or Master's Thesis).
Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. xxxxxx)
Author Last Name, First Name. Title. MA ThesisorDiss. School, Year.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. Web. day Month year of access.
Author Last Name, First Name. "Title." MA thesis or diss., School, Year.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (UMI No. xxxxxx)
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses —The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. It includes 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format.
Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology (DDM) is an international database of bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology, as well as in related musical, scientific, and humanistic disciplines.
The DART-Europe partners help to provide researchers with a single European Portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), and they participate in advocacy to influence future European e-theses developments. DART-Europe offers partners a European networking forum on ETD issues, and may provide the opportunity to submit collaborative funding applications to achieve DART-Europe's vision for ETDs.
DSpace@MIT is a growing collection of MIT’s research that includes peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, working papers, theses, and more. End-user downloads of the items regularly exceed one million per month.
An international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). The website includes resources on how to find, create, and preserve ETDs; how to set up an ETD program; legal and technical questions; and the latest news and research in the ETD community.
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.