ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)

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This database was not renewed in 2016.  Our access ceased at the end of February 2016.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses —  over 3 million dissertation and theses available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT — Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.

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1637-- present Full-Text - Most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.
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Ongoing.
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