TL: With more than 2.3 million entries, this is the database of record for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities in North America and from around the world.
Over 60,000 new dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.
The database includes bibliographic citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Citations for dissertations 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. With the USF Libraries' subscription to this resource, more than 600,000 titles are available in PDF format for immediate download.