Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations & Theses indexes over 1.6 million dissertations and masters theses from over 1,000 universities worldwide. Coverage is 1861 - present. Digital PDF files of most U.S. dissertations from about 1997 to present are available from Dissertations & Theses. Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff may download the full text of these dissertations and theses free.

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Last updated: 7/28/2011 6:11:20 PM