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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)

DescriptionIndex and full text database of doctoral dissertations and selected masters theses from selected universities in North America & Europe. Full-text available at least from 1997 to present (participating universities only). "Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT — Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses."

Full Text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image. PQDT is the "official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes millions of searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works."
Access Note: Patrons may purchase copies of dissertations or theses by following familiar steps similar to those used by online retailers. Starting Dec. 7, 2009, patrons can create a secure account enabling them to store their shipping/billing information for future use.

SubjectsMultidisciplinary
CoverageIndex: 1637 - present; Abstracts: 1980 - present; Full text: 1997 - present. University of Saskatchewan dissertations - 1952 to present (SEE Dissertations & Theses @ University of Saskatchewan)
PublisherProQuest LLC
VendorProQuest LLC
InterfaceProQuest
LicenseThere are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users.

Access to Dissertations & Theses: Full Text is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely.

Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.