How do I search in ProQuest Theses & Dissertations?


Once you open ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, you can use the search box to search by topic or to look for a particular dissertation or theses.


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, with main search box circled in red


By default, the system will search Anywhere except full text. This means you are searching across fields that contain the author name, abstract, title, subject terms, keywords, advisor, school, and department. If you are looking for a particular dissertation or thesis, you might just type or paste the name into the search box.


You can also search for keywords - it's best to start with just a few major concepts and try different combinations; you can also use boolean searching or truncation to focus or expand your search. The dropdown next to the search box to allows you to search just the title, author, abstract, subject headings, advisor, committee member, or department.


Once you are on the search results page, click on the Abstract/Details page to see more information about a particular item, or click the Full text - PDF link to see the full text:


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database, with lefthand filters circled in red


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  • Last Updated Jul 20, 2023
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  • Answered By Molly June Roquet

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