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PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

Open Access Publishing

The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access. Open Access Publishing is a new service offered by ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing, and we expect to have many more open access dissertations and theses over time.

Finding More Dissertations and Theses

In addition to open access dissertations and theses, more are available from ProQuest. Using ProQuest® Dissertations & Theses, you can find many other dissertations and theses for your research needs. Check with your library — many libraries subscribe to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and make it available to you free of charge.

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