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Search Instructions. The fastest way to identify and validate a dissertation is to enter the ProQuest publication number. If you don't have this, enter a word or phrase into the search terms field or the author's last name and the first four words of the dissertation title. Search terms - Enter a word or phrase related to the dissertation.
PQDT Open: Finding dissertations & theses. Article Number: 000029637. Finding dissertations & theses on PQDT Open: Searching: It's simple and easy to find Open Access Dissertations & Theses. Just type in what you're looking for, or search using the "More Search Options" feature. To find Dissertations & Theses: Written by a specific person - Search for authors using any part of their name.
Once your dissertation or thesis has been published, there is an easy way to point your colleagues, friends, and family members to an online citation of your graduate work. Using a URL syntax based on the OpenURL protocol, you can provide interested parties with a permanent link to your citation. The URL has two components: a standard string which directs a Web browser to the citation, and the UMI Publication Number for your work (this is the unique "pointer" in each URL).