Finding Theses and Dissertations

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?

  1. University of Georgia Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Full text of most UGA theses and dissertations submitted since the summer of 1999.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) searches electronic theses and dissertations from many U.S. universities.