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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).


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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