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A guide to finding and citing theses and dissertations.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is a dissertation?

A disseration is a formal essay written by academics in pursuit of a higher degree.

Dissertations and theses often incorporate original research on a proposed topic which the student must then present and defend to a panel before obtaining a Masters or Doctorate degree.

Usually, masters students write a "Masters thesis" and PhD students write a "Doctoral dissertation." 


Attention ELAC Faculty!

If you'd like your thesis or dissertation linked on this webpage, please send an email to Rita Suarez at <> with your thesis as a .pdf or .doc attachment.

However, please note that this webpage and its attached documents are accessible to anyone with an Internet connection! 


About This Guide

Use this webpage as guide to finding and citing theses and dissertations. 

Click on the "Citing Theses" tab above to learn how to cite a thesis in MLA and APA.

Check the box below for links to ELAC faculty disserations.

Find More Theses Online

Hint: Instead of typing in an entire essay question or prompt, type in ONE or TWO keywords to find dissertations on your topic. 

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