The Dissertation Abstracts database of doctoral and masters theses represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation accepted in 1861 to those accepted last semester.
The doctoral theses published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts, written by the author. Citations for the master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts.
Most dissertations published since November 1996, as well as some with earlier publication dates, are available in PDF format to University of Alberta users. Included are University of Alberta dissertations from November, 1996 to April, 2014. There are some exceptions - authors retain the rights to their original works, and some have chosen to not make these works available electronically. Other examples are titles that contain previously copyrighted material that has not been cleared for electronic re-publication, or titles that include multi-media that can't be distributed electronically.
Those theses not available in PDF format can be ordered in other formats for a fee. Ordering information is available once you are connected to Dissertation Abstracts. Dissertations can also be requested through Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery.
For additional information and resources on theses and dissertations, including University of Alberta theses and dissertations, please check the Theses and Dissertations Library Guide.
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