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PhD Research

Recommended resources and tips for advanced research

Why Search for Dissertations?

  • Recently published dissertations offer the most current research.
  • If you can find a dissertation that covers a topic similar to yours, you can use the bibliography to inspire your own research.
  • Reading dissertations gives you a good idea of what a dissertation should look like. At ATS, dissertations with honors have titles printed in gold letters on the binding.

Recommended Databases

Use the links below to find dissertations and theses. If a pdf is not available, it may be possible to get all or part of it through library loan.

Links with a ATS shield icon require a OneATS login. Other links may require you to create a separate account to access the material.

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