Dissertations and Theses Research Guide
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Note: Off-campus access to most online sources is restricted to current UCF students, faculty,
and staff via Proxy connection
*note - For official
assistance with the requirements for writing/submitting your theses - contact the
Department of Graduate Studies *
Browsing UCF Theses in the Library
All UCF theses from 1988-present are shelved by year on the 3rd floor of the library under
the call number LD 1772 .F96 T45
You can also search for theses/dissertations via the libraries
catalog. Just search as you would for a regular
Theses written before 1988 can be found using the library
catalog. They are not shelved together.
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Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
Offers full-text online versions of over 2 million doctoral dissertations and masters
theses. If the dissertation you are looking for is not here, you will need to consult
the databases listed below and place an Interlibrary
for the dissertation you need.
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Non Full-Text Dissertation/Theses Databases
American Doctoral Dissertations
Index AS 30 .A43 (1955+)
An author, title, date, and institution listing of doctoral degrees granted in the U.S.
and Canada, arranged by broad subject headings. No abstracts. Most of the dissertations
also are listed in Dissertation
. Preceded by Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American
, 1933-55 (Index AS 30 .M52).
Comprehensive Dissertation Index
Index AS 30 .X473 (1861+)
Keyword indexes within 24 broad subject areas. Lists author, title, date, granting institution,
length, and Dissertation Abstracts International number so that the abstract
may be retrieved.
Dissertation Abstracts International
Index AS 30 .M5 (1938+)
Author-written abstracts of doctoral dissertations submitted to University Microfilms
International (UMI) by over 500 participating institutions in North America. Includes
Part A: Humanities and Social Sciences, and Part B: Sciences and Engineering.
The online version of Dissertation Abstracts International (above). Abstracts
are available only from 1980 to the present. Includes selected masters theses as well
as doctoral dissertations. From 1996 onward most dissertations and theses give the option
of a free preview of the first 24 pages and the free preview is available selectively
back to 1970. Free downloads of entire UCF dissertations are generally available to
UCF students and faculty.
Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities
Index AS 30 .M52 (1933-55)
Continued by American Doctoral Dissertations (1955+), above.
Health, Physical Education and Recreation Microform Publications Index
Reference GV 201 .H4222 (1965+)
A subject and author index to microfiche copies of masters theses and doctoral dissertations
in the field of health, physical education, and recreation. UCF Libraries own most indexed
titles on microfiche from 1977 to current. All titles are accessible through the UCF
Library Catalog and have specific subject headings and unique Library of Congress call
Index LB 2385 .M42 (1969-82)
Author-written abstracts of selected masters theses available on microfilm
from University Microfilms International (UMI).
Contains all the records of materials cataloged by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)
member libraries, including dissertations. The database currently contains over one
billion records. There also is a new database,
Dissertations in WorldCat
, a subset of WorldCat
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Ask a Librarian
If you have questions or need additional assistance, Ask a Librarian,
call the Reference Department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at (407) 823-2562,
or e-mail the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 19, 2010