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INDEXES TO AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES OF DISSERTATIONS
THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Dissertation Abstracts International (Ann Arbor, MI: University
Microfilms International, 1861-.)
SML, Reference Z5055 +U49 +D57 (LC). Note: Volumes in Subj. Bib.
are Sections A and C. Section B is in the SML stacks at the same call
Lists Dissertations accepted for the Ph.D. and other doctoral degrees by American
and Canadian degree-granting institutions. Dates of coverage 1861 to the present.
Coverage is identical for both print and CD-ROM, although the CD-ROM does not
include abstracts for dissertations prior to 1981. Issued in three parts after
* Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences (1969-present)
* Section B: Sciences and Engineering (1969-present)
* Section C: European Abstracts (1976-1988); Worldwide
See also American Doctoral Dissertations at Z5055 +U49 A62
DAI is arranged by broad subject area, and each issue contains an author
index and a keyword index to words in the title of each dissertation. Abstracts
are also included, usually written by the author.
SML, Main Reference Room Z5055 U49 +D77 (LC)
All dissertations included in DAI are available for purchase at standardized
rates through UMI and may be available through interlibrary loan (see Obtaining
Copies of Dissertations).
Comprehensive dissertation index . Ann Arbor, University Microfilms
International. v.1- 1861/1972- . Annual.
A cumulative index to several standard bibliographies of dissertations, such
as American Doctoral Dissertations and Dissertation Abstracts International,
as well as to early lists of dissertations completed at individual institutions.
Arrangement is by broad disciplines, and then by subject. It includes author
indexes as well as keyword indexes to title words. Since it indexes sources other
than Dissertation Abstracts International , not all dissertations included
in CDI are available for purchase through UMI. Those which have been microfilmed
and made available carry an Order No. at the end of the entry.
- FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Many countries publish lists of dissertations accepted for degrees at their
institutions of higher learning or include dissertations as part of their national
bibliographies. In addition, there are subject- or discipline specific lists
which report dissertations completed throughout the world.
Consult Michael Reynolds' Guide to theses and dissertations: an international
bibliography of bibliographies (Phoenix, Oryx Press, 1985)(SML, Main
Reference Room Z5053 +R49 1985 (LC)) for a comprehensive list of these sources.
Theses Canada Portal
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This material is based on the Web site created to support a series of colloquia
in historical research offered by the Yale University Library. The initial site
was prepared in August 1996 by Suzanne Lorimer, Susanne Roberts, Margaret Powell,
George Miles, Fred Musto, Emily Horning, Cesar Rodriguez, Nancy Godleski, Richard
Williams, Elizabeth Pauk, and Martha Brogan.
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