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SPED 8000--Doctoral Resedarch Seminar (Lieberman-Betz): Dissertations

Dissertations in GALILEO

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full-text

  • From the Libraries' Homepage    go to Databases A-Z
  • Go to "P"--ProQuest Dissertations and These
  • Searches US, Canada & the UK and others, providing access to 1.9 MILLION titles.
  • Use the Advanced Search for more options.
    • I like to search in the ABSTRACT for concepts. I think you get more useful hits
  • Most are available in full-text.
    • Also look for the references in the results list, which are sometimes listed in the record. You can also see the references by scrolling through the full text.
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Dissertations in GIL--The Libraries' Catalog

The Libraries own all UGA dissertations, unless someone lost one along the way, but WE do collect them. Dissertations prior to 1999 were in print and after that they are all in electronic format. This example is searching in the catalog, using the advanced search option and only searching in UGA's Libraries.

Search for dissertation as "any field" so the software will look everywhere.  Keep the topic in "any field" as well so it's not missed in another field. You may also want to search by major advisor. Again, stick with "any field" and use only the last name.

Most post-1999 titles are available in full-text from GIL. The author sets the limits.

How to WRITE a Dissertation

Looking for "how to" books on dissertation writing? Here's one search that may help:

In GIL-FIND  Advanced search, search for

Any: dissertation OR "academic writing"  [next box down] AND any :"how to" OR write OR writing

  • AND or OR WITHIN THE SEARCH BOX  MUST BE CAPITALIZED
  • Keep terms you are willing to interchange in the same box and join them with OR (This is true for any database, not just here!)

You can re-sort the results by date or author or title.

With GIL-FIND you can easily send the results to your citation manager.