Answered By: Alicia
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2023     Views: 28

Databases specific to Dissertations/Theses

1. Dissertations and Theses Global Full Text (ProQuest). Contains the full text of dissertations and theses from 1997 to the present written at institutions in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Europe. Bibliographic citations to older dissertations and theses.

2. American Doctoral Dissertations/ EBSCO Open Dissertations. An index of more than 150,000 theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present. Many citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the institutional repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed.

3. Open Access Theses and Dissertations. An index of over three million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses & dissertations that are freely available online.

Other options

4. Quick Search. You can filter by content type on the "Quick Search" function of the library home page. Filtering content type by "Dissertation/Thesis" will populate dissertation and theses results relating to the key words that you used in the search bar (i.e., counseling education). Quick search is connected to multiple databases and is a great option to use.

5. Other Databases: Which ever database you wish to use, whether general or field specific, you can check to see if they filter by content type and look for dissertation/theses options. Other databases may have their own filter function for dissertations and/or theses (I.e., AGRICOLA, a database for all aspects of agriculture has a filter for dissertations/theses). 

6. Dissertations and/or Theses done at TAMUCC


Off-campus database access: Only TAMU-CC students, faculty, and staff have access from off-campus. If you have an islander email and are currently working for or studying at TAMUCC, you will have access to our databases online and off-campus. Click here for information on accessing databases from off-campus.

On-campus database access: Once you are logged on to our library computers, you will have access to our online databases. This option is open to anyone including the public.

On-campus physical copies: Print theses/dissertations may be checked out under the normal conditions of library print materials.

Interlibrary Loan: Materials that are not fully available through our library can be requested through Interlibrary Loan services (ILL). This option is only available for current TAMU-CC affiliates who have an Islander account.

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