dissertation abstracts online
Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.
We’re happy to present several data visualizations to give an overall sense of the OATD.org collection by county of publication, language, and field of study.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, a number of publishers are providing expanded access to online content on a temporary basis.
Dissertation Abstracts International has been replaced by ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.
Some of the examples below are only available to access on campus.
The following two examples have been annotated with academic comments. This is to help you understand why they achieved a good 2:1 mark but also, more importantly, how the marks could have been improved.
The ISA has undertaken a new initiative to create an international community of young sociologists who are in the middle of their PhD dissertations or have completed them in the last 5 years. We are asking you to post dissertation abstracts (in English), together with a small amount of information about yourselves.
ISA will make it available on this website so that others will see what you are doing. That way you will be able to discover others studying similar things.
Dissertations & Theses Global includes records for international dissertations beginning in the year 1637 and U.S. dissertations beginning with the first one, accepted in 1861. The database incorporates ongoing additions for dissertations and theses accepted as recently as last semester. Subject coverage includes social sciences, arts & humanities, science & technology, medical sciences, business, and economics.
Works added to the database since 1997 are available full text along with selected full text from previous years. Free twenty-four page previews are provided for titles that are not full text but that are available for purchase. The “Order a Copy” link provides information about ordering options. Many of the foreign dissertations are also available from the Center for Research Libraries.