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.
Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.
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.
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.
Dissertation Abstracts International has been replaced by ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, a number of publishers are providing expanded access to online content on a temporary basis.
Your abstract briefly summarizes the content of your thesis. A good abstract will concisely present the objective, method, results, and conclusion of your research. It will omit unnecessary background information and references to other works. An undergraduate Honors thesis abstract should be limited to 150 words.
The following links connect to documents containing recent Honors thesis abstracts. Use these documents as
- a guide to writing your own thesis abstract;
- an indicator of the type of thesis you can write;
- a directory of professors in various departments who have mentored theses;
- a way to discover the diversity of interest found in the Honors Program.
2020 Honors Thesis Abstracts (.pdf)
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.