Why use a thesis or dissertation?
Use a master's thesis or PhD dissertation to find detailed original research on a specific subject.
How do I find a thesis or dissertation?
- University of Georgia Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Full text of most UGA theses and dissertations submitted since the summer of 1999.
- GIL-Find, the UGA Libraries catalog, lists UGA theses and dissertations completed prior to 1999. Besides searching by author or title, you can do a more general search by department, advisor, or keyword. For example, the search: "university of georgia" "adult education" thesis will bring up all theses done in the department of Adult Education.
- Proquest Dissertations & Theses (formerly Dissertation Abstracts): Abstracts of dissertations completed at US institutions since 1861. The database also has 24-page previews of many recent dissertations. Full dissertations may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
- The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) searches electronic theses and dissertations from many U.S. universities.