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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 number.
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 1969:
     * Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences (1969-present)
     * Section B: Sciences and Engineering (1969-present)
     * Section C: European Abstracts (1976-1988); Worldwide (1989-present)

See also American Doctoral Dissertations at Z5055 +U49 A62 (LC).

    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.

    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.

    SML, Main Reference Room Z5055 U49 +D77 (LC)
    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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Acknowledgement

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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