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Advisor

Use to find dissertations and theses completed under the supervision of a specific academic advisor.

    Valid Forms:

  • ADV
  • ADVISOR
  • ADVISER

    Example:

  • ADV(Smith)

Author

Use to find dissertations and theses written by a specific person.

    Valid Forms:

  • AUTHOR
  • AU

    Examples:

  • AUTHOR(Smith)
  • AU(Tom Munk)

Committee Members

Use to find dissertations and theses with a specific committee member.

    Valid Form:

  • CMT

    Example:

  • CMT(Mackey)

Department

Use to find dissertations and theses from a specific department at a school.

    Valid Form:

  • DEP

    Example:

  • DEP(Political Science)

ISBN

Use to find dissertations and theses with a specific International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Do not enter hyphens.

    Valid Form:

  • ISBN

    Example:

  • ISBN(9780549123538)

Keywords (dissertation topic)

Use to find dissertations and theses focused on a particular area, as described by the author.

    Valid Form:

  • IF

    Examples:

  • IF(achievement)

Publication Number

Use to find a specific dissertation or thesis by its publication number. When searching, do not include any alphabetic prefix, only include the numbers.

    Valid Form:

  • DISPUB

    Example:

  • DISPUB(3272803)

School

Use to find dissertations and theses from a specific school.

    Valid Forms:

  • SC
  • SCH

    Example:

  • SCH(Indiana University)

School Location

Use to find a school in a specific location, such as a country or state.

    Valid Form:

  • SCHLOC

    Example:

  • SCHLOC(Indiana)

Subject

Use to find dissertations and theses on a particular topic.

    Valid Form:

  • SUB

    Example:

  • SUB(mathematics education)

Title of dissertation/thesis

Use to find dissertations and theses with specific words in the title.

    Valid Forms:

  • TI
  • TITLE

    Examples:

  • TI(Education)
  • TI(career and education)