Expanded dissertation content available

Dissertations and Theses Full Text, also known as Dissertation Abstracts, indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American and selected European graduate schools and universities from 1861 to the present.

The Library’s subscription has been upgraded to include full text coverage for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and some full text coverage for older works. Earlier works may include brief abstracts written by the authors and possibly feature 24-page excerpts.

Older dissertations not available full text may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan or using the “Request” option in Melvyl.

Searching tips: At this time the Advanced search defaults to searching your terms in “All fields + text,” which means that your terms are matched to the contents of the records and any full text available. Depending on how many search terms you include, this option will likely retrieve many irrelevant results. I recommend changing the option to “All Fields (no full text)” to start with.

Adding History to your search and limiting it to the field “Subject Heading (all)” will narrow your results to works related to history, which is useful in this interdisciplinary resource.

Help on searching this database can be found within the resource.