Q. How do I find completed dissertations in the NCU Library?
You may access completed dissertations by going to the Library's home page and clicking on Research Resources - Dissertation Resources.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global provides access to over 1 million full-text dissertations from hundreds of different universities. Here you may easily locate dissertations by Title, Author, Keyword, Subject, etc. See an example search below. This is the best resource to use when trying to locate dissertations that are similar to your research design or topic. You may also search for dissertations by NCU Chair. Click here for instructions on how to locate dissertations chaired by your mentor or dissertation chair.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ Northcentral University provides access to the dissertations and theses found in ProQuest that were produced by students at NCU. The search screen is exactly like PQDT, but already includes the institution limiter for Northcentral University. This is the best resource to use when trying to locate dissertations on your topic area, specifically from NCU. Remember, searching ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ Northcentral University will produce a more narrow set of results than the first PQDT database.
NCU Dissertations is the institutional repository for all dissertations produced at the university. This is similar to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses @ Northcentral University, but does not provide as many search options. This is the best resource to use when you would like to browse dissertations from a particular school within the university. The most recent dissertation appears at the top of the list. An example of the browse screen for Marriage and Family Sciences appears below. Click on "View Abstract" to read the dissertation abstract. Click on the dissertation title to open the full-text PDF. You may also search NCU Dissertations by title, author or abstract.
To view the NCU Dissertation of the Year award winners, see our FAQ by clicking here.
Finally, you may locate Education dissertations and theses in the ERIC database. On the ERIC search results screen, you may limit your results to dissertations by selecting Dissertations/Theses from the Publication Type menu, as shown below.
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