Dissertation Abstracts Database

The Dissertation Abstracts Database is now networked.

The URL is: http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/

With more than 1.5 million entries, UMI's Dissertation Abstracts database is the one central, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses.

The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester; those published from 1980 forward also include 350-word abstracts, written by the author. Citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Of the 1.5 million titles listed, UMI offers over a million in full text. For these titles, the database citation includes UMI's order number.

The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. UMI adds some 47,000 new dissertations and 12,000 new theses to the database each year.

How to order Master's or PhD Theses:

Option 1. Submit a request to the Your Library's staff. They can attempt to locate a Library and borrow the requested thesis on you behalf. This service is free to you in most cases.

Option 2. If Your Library is unsuccessful in locating a library willing to lend the thesis, you can order the thesis directly from UMI at your expense.

For further information, please contact:

Joy Kirchner Reference Librarian Science & Engineering UBC Library

tel: 604-822-0689 E-mail: kirchner@unixg.ubc.ca
Fax: 604-822-5366

Last updated 15 June, 1998