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Why Use Dissertations?
- Models for your own dissertation or doctoral project.
- A goldmine of references -- check the references in the dissertations
- Indepth research on very specific topics
- Case studies
- Examples of different methodologies, their strengths and weaknesses
Dissertations at St. Thomas
Dissertations and Theses
Some UST dissertations have been submitted to ProQuest's database. You may download any of them. To find St. Thomas dissertations, under Search Options, for School Name, type in University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).
Dissertations from Other Institutions
Dissertations & Theses in Full-Text
Dissertations and Theses from universities around the world. Almost all dissertations after 1996 are in full-text. Many written before 1996 are also in full-text.
Excellent source for methodologies. Reference lists are gold to researchers.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
The website states "The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paper-based theses and dissertations."
Find openly accessible dissertations from many countries here.
Registrar of Open Access Repositories
Listing of Open Access Repositories containing dissertations and theses. You can search for individual theses here, but it's best if you know where the dissertation is located or which institutions are centers for research in your field.
Formatting Your Dissertation