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Professional Seminar Research Resources: Theses & Dissertations

Resources for Writing

Check out some of our books geared toward helping you write your thesis or dissertation.  These are just a sampling--we have many more resources for writing dissertations and theses!

Finding Theses & Dissertations

A dissertation (also called thesis or disquisition) is a document that presents the author's research and findings and is submitted in support of candidature for a degree or professional qualification. Theses have been published at Virginia Tech since 1903. Theses and dissertations have been submitted electronically since 1996, with most of these freely available online. The Virginia Tech Libraries owns few theses or dissertations published at other colleges and universities; expect to obtain most of these documents via interlibrary loan. In addition to the search tools referenced below, most subject specific databases (like PsycInfo, Sociological Abstracts, and Engineering Village) will provide citations for theses and dissertations in their covered fields.

Read more about searching for theses and dissertations at Virginia Tech here.  

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