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American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955™, was first made available by EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2014 as a new way to access scholarly writing that was previously difficult for researchers to find. EBSCO and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston worked together to digitize the content and build the free database from the volumes originally published by the H.W. Wilson Company. Since that time, many EBSCO customers have added the free resource to their profile.
American Doctoral Dissertations
H. W. Wilson Foundation President, Harold Regan, says offering an online database of these records will allow universities to reclaim bibliographic control of U.S. dissertations. “American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 is the only searchable index available of dissertations published during the 1930s to 1950s. This is a great place to start to expose this important content.”
American Doctoral Dissertations™, a free database made available by (EBSCO), , and the in Boston, now offers greater coverage of 20th century research and access to full text. The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, accessible at includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present and a link to full text, when available, is included. The enhanced American Doctoral Dissertations, expands the comprehensive record of dissertations and exposes more content with links to full text. The dissertations and theses from OhioLINK represent student research from 31 colleges and universities. The citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the individual Institutional Repository, where the thesis or dissertation is housed. American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 includes nearly 100,000 dissertations from 1933 through 1955. This print index was compiled annually by the H.W. Wilson Company for the National Research Council and The American Council of Learned Societies by the Association of Research Libraries. The content in American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 represents the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by U.S. universities during that period of time.EBSCO Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mark Herrick says by digitizing the database and making it available for free, EBSCO is providing a new way to access scholarly writing for a vital time period in American history. “American Doctoral Dissertations 1933-1955 pulls together dissertations in a single freely database, making it simple for people to find this previously hidden valuable content.”