American Doctoral Dissertations

This free research database indexes thousands of theses and dissertations accepted by American universities from 1902 to the present and provides links to full text, when available.

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At a Glance

Subject Area: Multidisciplinary

Ideal For: Academic Libraries

Content Includes

  • More than 172,000 citations for theses and dissertations 
  • Coverage from 1902 to the present 

Links to Full Text

 American Doctoral Dissertations was recently expanded to offer greater coverage of 20th century research. The new citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the Institutional Repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed, such as OhioLINK, Rochester Institute of Technology and North Carolina State University.

Dissertations are searchable by author, title, subject and university. The database includes full page images of the original print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities.

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The database was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.

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