Dissertations in GIL
The UGA Libraries own all the dissertations done here. Since 1999 all dissertations are required to be in electronic format. You can search for dissertations in GIL by using the keyword search. Dissertations written in or since 1999 will be available in full-text. Start with the Books & More tab on the Libraries' Homepage.
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Dissertations in Electronic Theses & Dissertations
This is a GALILEO database and is ONLY for UGA theses & dissertations and only for those available in electronic format. Use the Precision Search and fill in the boxes using the guidelines provided above.
Dissertation Abstracts in GALILEO
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From the Dissertation Abstracts entry in the GALILEO list: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses covers dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861. Approximately 47,000 new dissertations and 12,000 new theses are added to the database each year. It selectively covers masters theses, Canadian dissertations, British, and other international dissertations. Abstracts are included for dissertations beginning July 1980 and for masters theses beginning spring 1988. For dissertations done in 1997 and later, full text is PDF form of some titles is available.
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