Dissertations and Theses

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Dissertations & Theses includes records for foreign 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. Titles available as native or image PDF formats include free twenty-four page previews. For titles that are available full text from ProQuest, an "Order a Copy" link provides information about ordering options. Many of the foreign dissertations are available from the Center for Research Libraries.

Rutgers users have free access to the full text (PDF format) of Doctoral dissertations completed at Rutgers University since 1997. A small number of Rutgers dissertations from previous years are also available full text.


Formerly named Digital Dissertations

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Dates covered

1637 - present.

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Doctoral dissertations and Master's theses from North American graduate schools and European universities; Foreign dissertations owned by the Center for Research Libraries.

Type of coverage

Index with citations and abstracts as well as selected full text content in PDF format.

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related resources

Dissertation Abstracts International; Masters Abstracts International. Consult the for locations and holdings.
Also see RUcore: Rutgers Electronic Theses & Dissertations (RUetd).

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