Citations for dissertations and master's theses published from 1980 forward have abstracts.
You can purchase copies of Stanford dissertations completed before 2010 via UMI Dissertation Express from Pro Quest.
Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database.
These are stored offsite and are for use only in the Blanchard Special Collections Reading Room. Theses and dissertations do not receive standard “subject” headings.
Dissertation titles are required to be descriptive, so title word searches are often effective.
Works added to the database since 1997 are available full text along with selected full text from previous years.
Free twenty-four page previews are provided for titles that are not full text but that are available for purchase.
Citations and abstracts of only Princeton University dissertations.
Princeton users may download for free the full text of dissertations published after 1996.
As of September 2010 all doctoral dissertations and masters theses are submitted to the Proquest Dissertations & Theses database.
Electronic copies of doctoral dissertations began to be available in 1997 while masters theses began to be available in September 2010.