Some of these changes involved the creation of new Dissertations & Theses-related databases in our knowledgebase.
Inclusion of the full title list for Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses in the 360 knowledgebase is still in-progress.
Previously there had been an issue where all Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses results were displaying as citation only even if an institution had a full-text subscription to the content.
With the recent changes made, the full-text indicator should now display for institutions who have a full-text or partial full-text subscription to Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses, and who have the appropriate databases selected within their Client Center profile.
The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester.
Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts written by the author.
For instructions on how to subscribe to databases in the Client Center, please refer to the following article: 360 Core: Adding Databases in the Client Center While anyone is able to select any of the databases listed below in their Client Center profile, unless you have an existing Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses subscription, you will only be able to view the citation and not the full-text content on Pro Quest s platform.
To help guide you in determining what specific databases to select in Client Center for Pro Quest Dissertations & Theses, we ve laid out the most common scenarios that apply to most institutions when choosing databases.
You can also find some online theses in full-text through the Library Catalog.
Some Library Catalog records have a locally added subject heading (use the “LC SUBJECT” search) with the subject “thesis" (example: Biomedical engineering -- thesis).