This month the University Libraries subscribed to the FULL ProQuest Dissertations & Theses in full text
We’ve had access to full-text theses and dissertations written by BGSU students for a long time in ProQuest. Now many more theses and dissertations in the database are full text (NOT previews).
Previously accepted dissertations can be very valuable sources of information for students writing their own. Their bibliographies can aid researchers greatly. Sometimes a dissertation may be the only substantial research publication on a topic. However, it can be difficult and expensive to find hard copies of a dissertation to borrow or buy. Our augmented subscription to ProQuest’s database will help make dissertations more accessible.
Unfortunately, not every dissertation and thesis is full text in ProQuest’s database, so it will still be necessary to use interlibrary loan to request some that are not available any other way, particularly older ones.