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EDIT 8100: Foundations of LDT (J. Hill): Dissertations

Now What?

Use this page to find other dissertations as well as books on how to WRITE YOUR OWN!

Finding Dissertations in GALILEO

We have two other options for finding dissertations. Both are in GALILEO and are accessible with your UGA creditials.

The first is Electronic Theses & Dissertations.

  • Only UGA materials
  • Use the Precision Search
  • Select the fields you wish to search, choosing only one from each box.
    • When searching the department field, be aware that departments change names frequently, so check with someone with "institutional memory" if you need to use the "Way Back" machine.....
  • Keep things simple.

The other option, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full-text is much broader

  • Searches US, Canada & the UK and others, providing access to 1.9 MILLION titles.
  • Use the Advanced Search for 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.

Finding UGA 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.

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.