Q. How can I find a copy of a thesis or dissertation?

Answered By: Shane Hickey
Last Updated: May 23, 2017     Views: 509

The database Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest) is a good source of thesis and dissertation citations and in many cases includes full-text. For older dissertations, also search the database American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955  Access these database from our Databases A-Z list here.

For theses and dissertations completed at AU, if the full-text copy is not available in ProQuest, more detailed location information can be found in our library catalog.

Dissertations and theses can be purchased directly from ProQuest.com: http://www.proquest.com/products-services/dissertations/order-dissertation.html

Non-AU users who need a list of titles may ask ProQuest to generate a report with citations. ProQuest will search the database for you at no charge through Dissertation Alerts database searching, customized to your research needs.

Dissertation Alerts is an individualized search service for those who lack library access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. Using the keywords you specify, we review the entire database and retrieve up to 500 titles per search. You'll receive a printout of the relevant citations, complete with ordering information

Contact ProQuest through the email link on this page: http://www.proquest.com/products-services/dissertations/dissertation-alerts.html