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HSSE Featured Database – Dissertations and Theses Database

September 24th, 2020

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Dissertations and Theses database, brought to you by ProQuest LLC.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: This database contains a comprehensive collection of over 2 million dissertations and theses. Included in this collection are dissertations and theses from thousands of universities around the world, with more being added each year. Some of the full-text coverage extends back to 1743, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using the Dissertation and Theses database.

Why you should know this database: This database is designed to give access to wide variety of dissertations and theses from thousands of institutions.

Quick tip: If you look on the References tab for a dissertation or theses you are interested in, there will be a list of resources that are referenced in that item. Resources that are available online through ProQuest will have a link that will connect you with those resources. Items that are available through other Purdue Libraries resources will have a Find it at Purdue button.

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