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About Dissertations & Theses Global: About Dissertations & Theses Global

 

Guide to Dissertations & Theses / About Dissertations & Theses

 

 

WHAT IS PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS & THESES GLOBAL?

 

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses is a comprehensive database of dissertations and theses from around the world.

 

Dissertations and theses can be valuable references, often containing unpublished original and cutting-edge research. Many papers are later used as a basis for peer-reviewed journal articles.

 

 

 

 

Guide to Dissertations & Theses / Searching

 

 

SEARCHING IN PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS & THESES GLOBAL

 

 

  • The default Anywhere option will search all fields in a record and the full text.  
    • Use the dropdown menu to search specific fields. For example, you can search just the titles or subject headings.

 

 

 

 

 

NAVIGATING RESULTS 

 

  • Results will be displayed by the Most recent first. You can change this to sort by Relevance or Oldest first
  • The Limit To section on the left displays available filters. The most useful are:
    • Filter by Full text. Use this only to see items available in full text.   
    • Filter by Publication date. Use this if your assignment requires you to have recently written articles (e.g., written in the last five years).

 

 

 

 

Guide to Dissertations & Theses / Viewing

 

 

OPENING AN ARTICLE

 

Click the article title

Click the article's title to view all the information about the article. This page will give you all the information you need to create the article's reference. 

 

Click the Full Text link

You can click Full text or Full text - PDF link (whichever is available or your preference).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide to Dissertations & Theses / Saving & Citing 

 

 

SAVING, EMAILING, LINKING, AND CITING 

 

ProQuest features several options for saving, printing, emailing, and linking to items. The options are in the top right corner of the page and generally are labeled in clear ways. 

  • Download PDF - Download the PDF version of the article. 
  • Cite - See suggested citations in APA and other formats. 
    • Note: There are always errors with computer-generated citations. Check for capitalization and other errors.
  • Email - The full text of the article will be emailed to you instead of downloaded to your computer. 
  • Print - Print an article.  
  • All Options 
    • Permanent link - The permanent link you can copy and save to revisit. This is the link you want to use if you are sharing a link in a discussion board.   
    • Save to My Research -  Add this item to your My Research folder. 
    • Google Drive - Save pages to your Google Drive. 
    • Citation Export - For power users, export the citations as a RIS file you can upload into Academic Writer or other citation managers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide to Dissertations & Theses / Tutorials

 

 

PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS & THESES TUTORIALS 

 

 

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