Finding student dissertations and theses can be a trial because they are often distributed among several different databases and repositories. Fortunately, the Bellevue University Library now provides access to the largest database of full-text dissertations and theses commercially available– ProQuest’s Dissertations & Theses Global.
Dissertations & Theses Global serves as a comprehensive digital archive for dissertations, partnered with the Library of Congress and over 700 academic institutions. It includes over a million full-text dissertations available for download, with more than 70,000 new documents added to the database every year.
This database is a perfect resource for graduate and doctoral students, instructors, and advisors for all subject specialties. Science, business, art, medicine, and education and more subjects are all covered by full-text, abstracts, or bibliographic citations.
Specialized search functionality allows the user to search by author, advisor, or university/ institution. With these search facets, it is even possible to find a number of Bellevue University student dissertations within the database.
This database also includes the ability to browse for dissertations and theses by subject or location. This is a simple, user-friendly way to discover what has been written on any particular subject. It is also as simple as checking a box to filter directly to master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.
ProQuests’s Dissertations and Theses Global can be accessed directly from the Databases page under Find on the library homepage. It is also included as part of the ProQuest One Academic search interface.
Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 22 No. 4, Fall 2019.