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Whenever I go to a colloquium I am asked about finding dissertations. You may want to find them for a variety of reasons:
- Get a feel for the organization and scope of a dissertation
- Use the literature review section to find more resources
- Find inspiration for a dissertation topic in the suggestions for future research
- See what topics or research methods are popular in the field
So, where can you find dissertations?
The Capella Library has the Dissertations and Theses Full Text database from ProQuest. It contains the full text of 600,000 dissertations, including Capella dissertations.
Searching for dissertations is a lot like searching for journal articles. You’ll pick your keywords and refine your search as you go along. You can even search just for Capella dissertations. In the More Search Options area you can search for Capella in the School name/code.
If you are having trouble finding dissertations, you may need to try a broader search. There are far more journal articles in the world than there are dissertations, so you may not find a dissertation on your exact topic.
Still having trouble? Ask a Librarian.
Posted: February 28th, 2008 under Uncategorized.