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Dissertation Abstracts International Volume

  • American Doctoral Dissertations - 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 are also listed in Dissertation Abstracts International and Dissertation Abstracts Online. Library owns 1955-1998. Preceded by Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities, 1933-55 (Index AS 30 .M52). INDEX AS30.A43


  • Comprehensive Dissertation Index - Keyword indexes within 24 broad subject areas. Lists author, title, date, granting institution, length and Dissertation Abstracts International number so the abstract may be retrieved. Library owns volumes covering dissertations 1861 to 2002. INDEX AS30.X473


  • Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) - Author written abstracts of doctoral dissertations submitted to University Microfilms International by over 500 participating institutions in North America.  Includes Part A: Humanities and Social Sciences and Part B: Sciences and Engineering. Library owns from v.1, 1938 to v.64, 2004. INDEX AS30.M5


  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation Microform Publications Index - A subject and author index to microfiche copies of Masters theses and Ph.D dissertations. The Library owns most indexed titles on microfiche from 1977 to the present.  They are accessible through UCF's Library catalog and have specific subject headings and unique Library of Congress call numbers. Library owns index from v.2, 1965 to v.1, 1992. REF GV201.H422


  • Masters Abstracts - Author written abstracts of selected Masters theses available on microfilm from University Microfilms International. Library owns v.7, 1969 to v.20, 1982 only. INDEX LB2385.M42

  • Doctoral Dissertations

    Bibliographic citations for many unpublished American doctoral dissertations may be found in the multi-volume publication, Dissertation Abstracts International. This information is also searchable in the FirstSearch online system, available in the Library's reading rooms. Dissertation citations may also be searched online in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, an online subscription service available at the Library of Congress and many other research libraries. This service provides the full text of many dissertations published since the 1990s. Most of the dissertations listed in these sources are available in the Microform Reading Room. Dissertations that have also been published as books are listed in the card catalog and/or the online catalog. If a publication is not found in the catalogs, consult a reference librarian.