College of Medicine Theses and Dissertations not included in OAKTrust

Regardless of how schools use the terms thesis and dissertation, the purpose remains the same for both projects: Master’s level theses and doctoral dissertations require extensive research in order to prove that students have retained sufficient knowledge about their field. Theses typically require less external research because the project reflects a student’s own ideas and conclusions. Dissertations take several years to complete and may require hundreds of external sources.

Writing the doctoral dissertation: a systematic approach.

 The hypothesis section of any thesis or dissertation generally sets up the

OATD- Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Access to Proquest Digital Dissertations is limited to members of Ohio University. There are numerous other (less comprehensive) freely available sources of information on theses and dissertations: Related Pages in left sidebar.

ETD | Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Looking for an Ohio University thesis or dissertation? See the page on For more general search tools, see below. There are two major search tools listed here–Proquest Digital Dissertations and the OhioLINK ETD Center–plus .

 The hypothesis section of any thesis or dissertation generally sets up the
Theses and dissertations are an excellent source of in-depth technical information often not published in detail elsewhere. To review theses and dissertations by subject area, try these links, chosen for their wide appeal and timeliness. Of course, you can find documents on any topic using our keyword search. The students using our website and research service are frequently conducting difficult research for their theses and/or dissertations. Our extensive research database proudly lists more than 150,000 quality research papers, experimental studies, and even examples of entire theses to download, study from, and cite in the body of your own thesis or dissertation! Virginia Tech has been a worldwide leader in ETD initiatives for more than 20 years. On January 1, 1997 VT was the to require ETDs. Our mission is to preserve and provide access to the research and scholarship of Virginia Tech's graduate students. Many, but not all, of our traditionally bound theses and dissertations have been scanned and are also availble in The Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Repository is ajoint initiative launched by the Emory University Libraries,the Laney Graduate School, and EmoryCollege.
All students depositing their thesis or dissertation must complete the ETD Submission form:

NC State Theses and Dissertations

Like the British model, the PHD or MPhil student is required to submit their theses or dissertation for examination by two or three examiners. The first examiner is from the university concerned, the second examiner is from another local university and the third examiner is from a suitable foreign university (usually from Commonwealth countries). The choice of examiners must be approved by the university senate. In some public universities, a PhD or MPhil candidate may also have to show a number publications in peer reviewed academic journals as part of the requirement. An oral viva is conducted after the examiners have submitted their reports to the university. The oral viva session is attended by the Oral Viva Chairman, a rapporteur with a PhD qualification, the first examiner, the second examiner and sometimes the third examiner.

The following manual contains the NMSU Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines.

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Library – Graduate School


The Forum provides resources and services for PhD candidates who are currently working on proposals, writing or revising dissertation chapters, or preparing to submit their dissertations this semester. Breakout sessions will include information about writing strategies, research tools, stress management practices and first-hand advice from recently hired Assistant Professors – all in one place!

Texas A&M University institutional repository for theses and dissertations (2004-Present).

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Below is an outline of the electronic manuscript submission process that you will follow for your Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation prior to graduation. For brevity, we often will refer to a manuscript as an ETD (Electronic Thesis and Dissertation). Click on each step for more information about each stage of the process. Before you submit your manuscript, refer to the to ensure that your formatting is as compliant with Clemson University’s manuscript format guidelines as possible. See the page for more information.