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

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2019     Views: 1327

The database Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest) is the best place to begin searching for theses and dissertations. Approximately half the listings include full text. 

For dissertations and theses written by AU students and not found in Dissertations and Theses Global, consult the database  Dissertations and Theses (American University-authored).   This link opens in a new window

The AU Digital Research Archive (AUDRA) also has electronic versions of some AU dissertations and theses. 
EBSCO OpenDissertations-American Doctoral Dissertations is a free database with records for more than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations from around the world. OpenDissertations includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations.

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

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