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General History: Dissertations and Theses

Citation Sources

Bibliography manager database that stores research citations.  Sorts, formats and presents the citations as needed. More Information.

Citation Machine
Interactive web tool that generates citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

Online Guides to Dissertations/Theses

FULL TEXT SOURCES (Not every dissertation is fulltext)

Dissertations & Theses Full Text  (ProQuest)
   Millions of searchable citations, most with abstract and fulltext available "for graduate works added since 1997, along with strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works."  Many are available fulltext; Some may be embargoed by the author.  Primarily U.S. institutions, but includes some international ones.

EThOS  (British Library)

   A comprehensive index of approximately 450,000 theses accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland since 1716.  Over half have abstracts.  Around 50,000 are linked to the fulltext in EThoS.

DART-Europe E-Theses Portal

   "DART-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses."  Portal to databases of many countries.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations  (NDLTD)

   "An international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)."  The NDLTD, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), VTLS and Scirus maintain and provide access related to the NDLTD Union Catalog of ETDs available in institutional repositories around the globe."  Current content is over one million ETDs. 

Open Access Theses & Dissertations (OATD)





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