Why Take the Time to Look at Dissertations?

  • Since the purpose of scholarly research is to add to knowledge, researchers check to see what has already been written on their chosen topic to use it as a backdrop for their own research.
  • Recent dissertations and theses are often good sources of bibliographic information.
  • Studying others' theses and dissertations helps researchers get ideas on how to structure their own theses.

Dissertation Databases

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Open Access Dissertations