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Dissertations and Theses: A Finding Guide: Open Access, etc.

Where and how to look for Cornell and non-Cornell dissertations and theses. Click on the TABS below to see each section.

Open Access (Free) Database

Of particular use to alumni and the general public: The following three open access dissertation and theses databases are available. Some titles in these databases are citation only, but many provide free access with links to the full text of the dissertation or thesis cited.

Summon and Discipline-Specific Databases Covering Dissertations

Many periodical databases in academic disciplines index dissertations in addition to articles and books: MLA Bibliography, PsycINFO, and EconLit are three well-known examples. In general, one would not expect to find dissertations not already cited in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global in these databases. However, it can be a way to locate dissertations written in a particular discipline rather than searching using specific subject terms in PQD&TG.

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