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Dissertation Search Tools
Dissertation Search Strategies
Looking for dissertations on a particular topic to complete your research or determine whether your proposal will be a unique topic? Increasingly full text dissertations are freely available, though a thorough search means searching multiple resources and consulting your local librarian.
Many older dissertations are still only available in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Full Text.
WorldCat is also a good source for older titles.
Center for Research Libraries (U.Va. is a member) is a good source for dissertations from around the world.
Interlibrary Services at U.Va. has more tips on finding non-US dissertations.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD.org) has titles and abstracts of theses from over 800 institutions around the world, including U.Va.