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Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
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Includes references to U.S., Canadian, British, and other European dissertations and theses, with detailed abstracts. 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. Many of the publications also provide the full-text of the first 24 pages. Most of the dissertations entered since 1997 are full-text.

PLEASE NOTE:

Use Proquest Databases and Theses for abstracts and some 750,000 full-text dissertations, including University of Kentucky publications.

Search for current University of Kentucky items in InfoKat, the library system's online catalog.

You may also want to search for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) through the University of Kentucky Electronic Theses and Dissertations site and/or the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Find ETDs page. Additional European materials, including full-text, can be found in DART-Europe E-theses Portal (DEEP).

For more information, see the ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Research Guide.

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Vendor Name:ProQuest
Research Guides: Reference Sources
Coverage:1861 - present; abstracts since 1980; theses abstracts since 1988
Update Frequency:monthly
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You can also purchase copies through the database if full-text PDFs are not available for download, but most items can be borrowed from other institutions (see below). University of Kentucky dissertations and theses are available in paper in the libraries' collections; search for them in InfoKat, the libraries' online catalog. These listings are more current than those in Proquest. A few dissertations and theses from other institutions are also available in paper or microform in the libraries' collections and can be found in InfoKat.

You can request items through Interlibrary Loan if you are affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Nearly all master's theses are available for loan, as well as many dissertations. To make an Interlibrary Loan request, you will need to have established an ILLiad account. You can find many of the publications from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses in WorldCat and make your request through that database. Medical Center Library Users Please Note: please use the Medical Center Library's ILLiad service for your Interlibrary Loan requests.