As you are researching topics you will discover a variety of literature, including articles, books, dissertations, conference reports, government documents, and more.
If your goal is to limit your search to the dissertation literature, see the options below.
Note: There is not a single resource in which all dissertations are indexed and freely available.
ASU and other UNC school dissertations:
~ From ~ 2010 - present, search NC Docks.
To find ASU dissertations: Limit to ASU, Limit to Type, and Doctoral Dissertations.
Proquest's Dissertation and Thesis Open (PQDT Open) database provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses -- free of charge.
~ Search by topic or see the other search options
~ Open Access full-text dissertations display in the search results
ERIC database - There is a option to Limit by Publication Type and the search results will then display only dissertations.
~ Enter your topic search
~ Select Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations OR one of the other choices from the Pub Type listing.
~ Consider if you want to also select Full Text. If you do not need full text immediately, you can use ILLiad to request a dissertation via interlibrary loan.
~ The results page provides citations & abstracts. Those available full text will have links, Full Text from ERIC.
WorldCat - contains worldwide library records, can Limit by Publication Type and Internet Resources
~ Search for: Enter a topic search
~ Limit type to: Internet Resources
~ Subtype limits: Any Content >> select Thesis/dissertation from the drop down menu
~ The results page will provide dissertation citations & abstracts. Some of the Access links will be to full-text dissertations, abstracts only, or commercial pay sites
Purchasing a dissertation is an option via ProQuest Order a Dissertation