Locating Theses and Dissertations

Introduction

This brief guide is to serve as an introduction to locating theses and dissertations. This is a not a comprehensive list of resources. The suggested resources are intended to serve as a starting point for further research. For further assistance, please contact mylibrary@ttuhsc.edu.

Locating Theses and Dissertations in the TTUHSC Library Catalog

TTUHSC theses or dissertations can be identified through the TTUHSC Library Catalog. The online catalog will indicate the location and circulation status of each thesis and dissertation.

The following are some general strategies for locating theses and dissertations in the TTUHSC Libraries collection.

By author

Click on the Library Catalog tab located at the TTUHSC Libraries' home page.

In the Search for box, enter the author of a thesis or dissertation.

Select Author from the Search by pull-down menu.

Click on the Search Now button.

By title

Click on the Library Catalog tab located at the TTUHSC Libraries' home page.

In the Search for box, enter the title of a thesis or dissertation.

Select Title from the Search by pull-down menu.

Click on the Search Now button.

By Topic

Click on the Library Catalog tab located at the TTUHSC Libraries' home page.

In the Search for box, enter the topic.

Select Subject Heading from the Search by pull-down menu.

Click on the Search Now button.

For further information, please consult the Library Catalog guide or contact mylibrary@ttuhsc.edu.

Locating Theses and Dissertations in Databases

The following literature databases can be used to locate thesis or dissertation abstracts:

CINAHL Plus with Full-Text. 1937-present.

Limit to either "Docotrial Dissertation" or "Master Theses" in Pulibication Tyoe box.

ERIC. 1966-present. (note www.eric.edu.gov)

In Advanced search, select "Dissertations/Theses" in the Publication Types(s) box. Limited full-text available.

PSYCInfo. 1806-present.

Limit to "Dissertation Abstracts" in the Publication Types box.

SPORTDiscus. 1800-present.

Limit to "Thesis or Disssertation" in the Publication Type box. Limited full-text available.

WorldCatDIssertations (TexShare)

Interntational search of dissertation abstracts.

DIgital Disertations

Some these and issertation are available through digital library intieitives:

Center for Research Libraries Catalog

The CRL searches for theses ans dissertations from