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How Do I Find Dissertations, Doctoral Projects, and Theses?

A guide to assist you in locating and accessing dissertations and theses through the Jessie C. Eury Library.

What is ProQuest Theses and Dissertations?

ProQuest Theses and Dissertations is the leading indexer of theses and dissertations.  ProQuest offers several products for free which allow any researcher to access information about dissertations and then seek copies via alternate methods.  These products are listed below.  


Dissertation Express Search screen: Enter search terms or subjects in the Search Terms box.  Use Author or Title if you are seeking a known item.

Dissertation Express Order Form: Even a PDF download costs $38.00.  The library is not responsible for any purchase charges.  We recommend contacting the library to investigate Interlibrary Loan options first.


Search screen for PQDT Open: Enter search terms in the main search box.  Click More Search Options to reveal additional fields useful for locating a known item.

Working with PQDT Open Search Results: Click on Abstract to learn more about this dissertation or click Full Text to download and read the dissertation.