Citations began in 1861 and include almost
every doctoral dissertation accepted in
North America thereafter.
The index is
available at larger library reference desks
and is organized into 32 subject volumes and
5 author volumes.
Specific titles are
located through title keywords or author
Ph.D. dissertations from all U.S.
universities are included.
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DATRIX II University
Dissertations and Masters
Using title keywords, a bibliography of
relevant theses can be compiled and mailed
to the user within two weeks.
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Some universities do not
submit dissertations to University
Microfilms for reproduction or abstracting,
however, and the dissertations from these
schools do not appear in the United States
Citations for dissertations
not abstracted must be located through
DATRIX II or Comprehensive Dissertation
Extended abstracts of
Once the citation for a specific
dissertations from more
dissertation has been obtained from the
than 400 U.S. and Canadian
Comprehensive Dissertation Index or from
Volume B Science
DATRIX II, the abstract can be scanned to
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determine whether it is relevant to the
project at hand.
Since some universities do
not participate, some theses indexed in the
two sources listed above must be obtained
directly from the author or the university
at which the research was completed.
Abstracts of Masters theses available from
University Microfilms are summarized in 150
word abstracts in Masters Abstracts and are
indexed by author and title keywords.
Both Dissertation Abstracts International
and Masters Abstracts are available at many
A hard (paper) or microform (microfilm or
microfiche) copy of any dissertation or
thesis abstracted can be purchased from