Some provide open access, some requiring an electronic use agreement and some notsome through ILL or document delivery, and some through digital services. Related Resources Increasingly, universities are providing electronic access to their current or recent dissertations through their institutional repositories and other open access archives.
Most universities have links from their library pages to their institutional or regional repository. Most dissertations are digitized for free. Access to dissertations depends on a complex, decentralized economy of innumerable currencies.
They reveal trends of interest, the rigor of particular departments and institutions, and the creativity of researchers whose influence is still unknown. There are also a couple of Internet resources that will help you find dissertations from other institutions: Dissertations and Theses from Other Institutions If the Library holds a paper copy of a dissertation or thesis from another institution, a record will appear in the Library Catalog.
If you need help, please contact our reference services staff or your subject librarian. Find dissertations and theses from other universities Several dissertation databases are listed in SearchWorks.
Two excellent resources are: When there is a charge, CRL will pay for the digitization of UK dissertations requested through our demand purchase program. The challenge CRL faces in gaining access goes beyond understanding which currency to use where; CRL aims to create a simple, seamless exchange between author and potential reader with a minimum of delay in the process.
The University of Chicago Library will lend most University of Chicago dissertations and theses deposited before Summer Find ETDs in the collections.
The collection was built by deposits from member libraries and exchange or depository arrangements with almost universities. Single point of access to Ph. The full text of dissertations from the U. The breakdown of languages is: If ProQuest does not have a copy of one of our doctoral dissertations, please contact the University of Chicago Dissertation Office.
Partnership of research libraries and library consortia working together to improve global access to European research theses. Records for these items appear in the Library Catalog. Some make copies for free, some for a fee, and others only if the requestor can supply written permission from the author no easy task.
Some universities provide copies free of charge, some will only lend a circulating copy.Directory of History Dissertations (American Historical Society) + no abstracts; no full text; dissertations completed or in progress in Canada or the United States OATD (Open Access Theses and Dissertations) Over million theses and dissertations from over colleges, universities and research institutions: ProQuest Dissertations.
Dissertations and theses reflect the quality and breadth of original graduate research at universities, and are often the first form in which scholarly insights and the results of focused experiments appear.
The AHA’s online Directory of History Dissertations has been expanded to include over 49, doctorates awarded by history departments in the United States and Canada.
AHA Directory of History Dissertations The American Historical Association maintains a directory of dissertations completed or in progress at many U.S.
and Canadian universities. Search by author, advisor, institution, or.
Dissertations & Theses in History Journals & Periodicals AHA Directory of History Dissertations The Directory of History Dissertations contains more than 21, dissertations that have been completed or are currently in progress in the United States and Canada since The University of Chicago relies on the ProQuest dissertation database for dissertations completed after June The Library holds a paper copy of most University of Chicago doctoral dissertations deposited before Summeras well as many early masters' theses, and those with current University of Chicago Library borrowing privileges may .Download