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Theses & Dissertations

Finding Northeastern Dissertations:

Northeastern master's theses and doctoral dissertations are searchable in Scholar OneSearch.

2008 to the present: Most Northeastern theses and dissertations can be downloaded from our Digital Repository Service (Open Access) or Dissertations and Theses @NU (Proquest). (NU login required)

Prior to 2008: Located in print in the Archives and Special Collections.

Get help with thesis and dissertations, and submission procedures. 

Center for Research Libraries: Dissertation Search

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    Search across more than 800,000 doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften from universities outside of the U.S. and Canada. 

    A demand purchase program allows Northeastern's library to order foreign dissertations at no charge as part of our CRL membership. Searching is open to all, but ordering dissertations requires current NU faculty, staff, or student status.

    Use the thesis request form in ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan system, to request dissertations from outside the US and Canada. We will take care of the rest.  Please note dissertations ordered from CRL will take longer to provide than other interlibrary materials.

CINAHL Complete, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (EBSCOhost)

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    Indexing and abstracts for 5,400 journals in nursing and 17 allied health disciplines, going as far back as 1937.  In addition to complete coverage of English-language nursing journals, CINAHL Complete includes nursing dissertations, National League for Nursing and American Nurses' Association publications, selected conference proceedings, Evidence-based Care Sheets, and 250+ research instrument descriptions.  Features CINAHL Headings - controlled vocabulary search terms for more precise, comprehensive search results. 

Digital Repository Service: NU Theses and Dissertations

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    Northeastern University master's theses and doctoral dissertations from 2008 to the present.  

Dissertations and Theses @ Northeastern (Proquest)

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    Doctoral Dissertations and Theses from Northeastern University Masters and PhD degree candidates, submitted to ProQuest's national thesis clearinghouse, most but not all full text.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

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    NDLTD is a freely searchable catalog of theses and dissertations contributed by member institutions from around the world.  When viewing search results, click "view source record" to link to detailed information and the full text of the thesis or dissertation, if available.

ProQuest (All Resources)

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    Search all of Northeastern University's ProQuest resources including full-text databases, indexing services, eBook Central, Academic Video Online, and more. (Excludes History Vault, Congressional database, and Statistical Abstract of the U.S.)

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global (PQDT Global)

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    With over 2.7 million entries, Proquest Dissertations is the authoritative resource for searching doctoral dissertations and master's theses from around the world, from 1861 to the present. Full text PDFs are usually available to download for theses published since 1997.

    Beginning in 2008, Northeastern University Masters and PhD students submit their completed dissertations to this "database of record" for graduate research. 

ProQuest One Academic

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    ProQuest One Academic combines four multidisciplinary products in one platform for broad searching across many disciplines and document types (e-books, journal articles, theses and dissertations, documents): ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, Ebook Central, and Academic Video Online.

    It does not include certain scholarly databases and content from independent entities such as Sociological Abstracts, Language and Linguistics Behavior Abstracts, ERIC, PolicyFile, Music Online, and University Press e-books.  You may wish to try Proquest Social Sciences Premium or search those databases individually. 

PsycINFO (EBSCO)

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    This database is published by the American Psychological Associations and provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Documents indexed include journals, articles, books, dissertations and more. 90% of the 3,000+ titles indexed in PsycINFO are peer-reviewed.

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    Psychology
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