Database List

The following 6 databases are best for: Dissertations/Theses

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Dissertation Express    
Source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Use "Borrow from other Libraries" service to obtain fulltext of dissertations
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Dissertations and Theses    
A comprehensive source of doctoral dissertations and master's theses representing academic research from around the world.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
PsycINFO    
A comprehensive index to international psychology literature in journals, books, and book chapters, dissertations, and conference proceedings.
  • Coverage Range: 1887 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Sociological Abstracts    
Indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Includes abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers Advanced search tools include Thesaurus of Sociological Indexing Terms, an aid for picking search terms.
  • Coverage Range: 1963 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Women's Studies International    
Core database for feminist research from 1972 to the present. Contains citations and some full-text of journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, non-governmental organization studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature.
  • Coverage Range: 1972-Present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
WorldCat    
A huge catalog of more than 140 million books and other materials in 71,000 member libraries worldwide. Very useful for discovering books that our library does not own that you can borrow via interlibrary loan (EZ-Borrow or ILLiad). * Coverage Range: From before 1000 BC to the present * Citations only, except for links to freely available e-books, government documents, and web sites. See also www.worldcat.org and dickinson.worldcat.org for alternative interfaces to WorldCat. (alternate search term: World Cat)
  • Coverage Range: Before 1000 BC to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: OCLC