Doing Research in Sociology in the Princeton University Library
Dissertation and Theses Full Text, also called Dissertation Abstracts, subscription database.
Dissertation Abstracts is a definitive subject, title, and author index to virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution since 1861. Selected Masters theses have been included since 1962. Beginning with 1988, dissertations from 50 British universities and Worldwide Dissertations (formerly European Dissertations), are included. Full text is included in .pdf format for all theses for 1997 to the present; there is also full text available for some dissertations for earlier years. It is important to study the file of the first 24 pages before asking for the entire text, which often goes to several hundred pages. Dissertations not available here in full text can be ordered through the Interlibrary Loan button on the Library homepage. Allow extra time for dissertations to come through this process
It is important to understand that searching for the title of a Dissertation in the Online Catalog at Princeton will not provide a link to this database. It must be searched separately.
Page last updated 14 March 2012 in the Princeton University Library.