1) To find and read Open Access dissertations and theses, use ProQuest's PQDT Open. This database offers free electronic copies (PDFs):
2) Also bookmark OATD.
3) There are more dissertations and theses that you can find using different discovery tools:
Although the CBU Library does not subscribe to ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global), a subscription-based database that offers its vast collection of full-text dissertations and theses, you can use Google to search the information on the author, title, year, abstract, addvisor, school, and publication number. Wen you cannot get a full text, but if the dissertation that you want to read is available to the public, you would be able to receive the PDF copy via our interlibraryloan service.
You can also use Worldcat to find dissertation and theses beyond the PQDT collections.
• Theses Canada Portal via Library and Archives Canada
Since August 2015, you can find ProQuest’s scholarly journals and working papers using Google Scholar. You can also find dissertations and theses preserved by ProQuest via Google as a result of ProQuest's collaboration with Google.
See the picture below. First you enter a keyword or keywords and site:http://gradworks.umi.com/ This means that you can search within PQDT Global and PQDT Open using Google.
Instead of ordering a copy via ProQuest, try our interlibrary loan first.
Worldcat.org allows you to find dissertations and theses that are preserved by various universities. Once you know the name of the author, the title of the paper, the year of the publication, try to use our interlibrary loan service to get the actual copy.
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Last Updated: October 21, 2015
Created by Y. Umetsubo