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Looking for dissertations? Take a look at our Dissertations page.
Dissertations completed here can also be found in the Libraries' catalog, GIL. Search the GIL-Find catalog to find records for both print and electronic dissertations and theses. See below for more details & options. Make sure to add the keywords “University of Georgia” and “dissertation” or “thesis” to your search in the GIL-Find catalog. You can also limit to Dissertation/Theses using the Format filter on the left of the search page. Dissertations and theses up through 2001 are available in print, and are held in our storage facility or in Special Collections.
To access newer dissertations and/or dissertations completed elsewhere, visit ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text (formerly Dissertation Abstracts).
Finding Dissertations/GIL Find
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. You can search them two ways. This 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.
Dissertations in GALILEO
Another option, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full-text is much broader. This is found in GALILEO
- Searches US, Canada & the UK and others, providing access to over 1.9 MILLION titles.
- Use the Advanced Search for more options.
- Search in the abstract as a way to find dissertations on a topic
- Search by awarding university
- Search by author
- And more options!
- Most are available in full-text.
- Not available online? Contact Interlibrary Loan
- NEVER PAY FOR ANYTHING UNTIL YOU'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH INTERLIBRARY LOAN. EVER.
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.