A comprehensive collection of over 5 million dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. It includes full text for graduate works added since 1997 and selected full text for works written prior to 1997.
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Basic Searching Instructions
Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global does not have subject headings. You can search single topics in Basic Search, but Advanced Search allows you to combine topics easily.
Searching with Basic Search
1. Enter words or phrases that describe your topic in the search box.
2. Click the magnifying glass or press Enter to search.
Combining your search terms in Recent Searches
OR will find references with any of the search terms. Use OR to broaden your search.
AND will find references with all the search terms. Use AND to narrow your search.
Search History (Combining search results)
1. Click on the Recent Searches link (under the search boxes) to display your searches or search sets.
2. Combine searches using the number of each search line with either AND or OR in between in the box above the search history, and then click Search.
Searching with Advanced Search
1. Enter your search terms in the boxes. If you need additional rows, click "add row."
2. Click Search.
Limiting/Refining your Combined Search Results
Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global has limited filtering options. Common filters include publication date and language.
Saving your Searches via My Research Account
1. With an account, you can save and retrieve a search strategy, set up an e-mail alert to receive new references on your topic, store references in permanent folders for future use, and share your results with colleagues within your institution.
2. To set up a personal account, click on the person-shaped icon in the top right corner, and then click Create My Research Account.
3. To save the search to your account, click on Save search/alert to the top right of the results box.
4. Name your search, and it will appear in your account under Searches. You can combine saved searches, create alerts, or get a link to share the search.
5. To save handpicked citations from the results list, select the radio buttons for the documents you want and click the folder icon to Save to My Research Account. They will be saved in the "Documents" folder in My Research Account. You can also create subfolders to organize your saved documents.
If you are unable to find full-text articles using the links below, you will need to order it via InterLibrary Loan (Step #3).
Before making a request for full-text articles through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), please try steps #1 and #2 to search for the full-text. This allows our service to focus on articles that are not available for free nor via our Duke subscriptions. Our Interlibrary Loan service is no charge to Duke borrowers for all article requests. If there are copyright or other fees associated with your article request, we will contact you.
If you can't find the citation in a database or you don't see a GetIt@Duke button, you can place a request manually through our interlibrary loan service. Follow the steps below.
Questions about Interlibrary Loan? All interlibrary loan questions should go to Louis Wiethe, Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Manager, 919.660.1179 or email@example.com