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Educational Leadership - Ed.D. and Ph.D.

Research guide for students pursuing an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership

Finding Dissertations


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).

Suggested Sources

Interlibrary Loan

Q: What if the dissertation I want is not freely available online?

If you cannot locate a copy of the dissertation for free, try requesting a copy through Interlibrary Loan This link opens in a new window. Please note: Not all theses are available through Interlibrary Loan, but it's worth a shot.