The Dissertations & Theses database contains the full text of many dissertations. Often the most useful part of a dissertation is its Works Cited pages. Using someone else's bibliography is an excellent way of furthering your research with little effort on your part.
· Use the default settings for a general search on your topic.
o Enclose phrases in quotation marks – “information literacy"
§ Avoid long phrases; you are searching for terminology the author might have used.
o Use the truncation symbol, * , (shift 8) to search for all forms of a word (librar* = library, libraries, librarian, librarians)
o Use Boolean operators – and, or, not.
§ and - all the terms/phrases entered must appear in results.
§ or - any or all of the terms/phrases entered can appear in results.
§ not - used to exclude terms/phrases from results.
· Click the title links to view abstracts.
· Click the PDF link to view the entire dissertation.