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Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global  is the world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses. As the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and as the database of record for graduate research, PQDTGlobal includes millions of searchable citations to American dissertations and theses from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full-text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older graduate works. It also includes PQDT United Kingdom & Ireland content.

More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide, and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations. Full-text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image.

Each dissertation published since July, 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDTGlobal provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.

NOTE: Dissertations & Theses offers free downloading of University at Buffalo dissertations published after January 1997, as well as the full-text of many non-UB digital dissertations published since 1997.

IMPORTANT: Dissertations & Theses' shopping cart option offers you the opportunity to purchase paper or microform copies of dissertations. The University at Buffalo Libraries are not responsible for any charges you may incur.

REMEMBER: Many UB and non-UB dissertations 1997+ can be downloaded for free. You can use our Delivery+ service to have us try to get a library copy of any non-UB dissertation that you would like to borrow. To borrow a UB dissertation from our collection, do an author or title search in our UB Library Catalog to get a library location and call number.

Dates Covered

From the first U.S. dissertation in 1861 to those accepted as recently as last semester; coverage for some European theses go back to the 17th century. 

Print Counterpart

Masters Abstracts
Lockwood Ref

Index to Theses With Abstracts Accepted by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland (title varies)

Lockwood Ref (Index Area)
CALL NUMBER: Z 5055 G69 A84

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