Research guide for students pursuing an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
Dissertations will be a valuable resource for you as you begin to prepare your own dissertation. Many dissertations are available through Shapiro Library's subscription to ProQuest's Dissertation & Theses Global. Although, over a million of the dissertations are available, many more are not due to licensing/copyright restrictions.There are several additional databases and websites which provide access to dissertations and theses listed below.
Searching for dissertations works best when you go directly to the links provided below (instead of using Multi-Search).
Comprehensive database of more than 1.6 million entries with information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. It contains the same information as Dissertation Abstracts with the addition that titles published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format and have 24 page previews available.
Search WorldCat when none of the above options provide you with access to the full-text of the dissertation. It will let you know if there is another library that owns the dissertation. If so, we will try and borrow it for you from the holding library. However, very few libraries will lend dissertations so please manage your expectations accordingly. If you would like up to attempt to borrow a dissertation for you, please complete an interlibrary loan form (below) and note in the note field of the request that you are an SNHU EdD student.
Q: What if the dissertation I want is not freely available online?