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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses contains over 1.5 million entries, providing citations to North American and European doctoral dissertations from 1861 forward, with abstracts from 1980 forward. It also provides citations and abstracts for masters theses from 1988 forward.

Full text of UNLV theses and dissertations are available from 1996 to the present. Full text from all other institutions available are from 1997 to the present.  Copies of many older dissertations can be ordered for a fee.

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