Finding music theses and dissertations from other institutions

Finding music theses and dissertations from other institutions

Using appropriate keywords to limit the search to music-related topics, UCR students, faculty and staff can consult the following databases for music theses and dissertations from other institutions. Interlibrary Loan will help obtain needed copies on request.

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (All records: full text and abstracts)
    • With access to over 2 million entries, PQD&T is a major choice when searching for masters' theses and doctoral dissertations. Dissertations published after 1980 include 350-word author-written abstracts. Theses published since 1988 feature 150-word abstracts.
  • Proquest Dissertations & Theses (Full text only)
    • Proquest provides access to over 600,000 downloadable, full-text dissertations and theses.
  • WorldCat dissertations and theses
    • WorldCat offers access to more than 5 million dissertation and thesis records held by OCLC member libraries.
  • Center for Research Libraries foreign dissertations
    • Search CRL over 750,000 dissertations from universities outside Canada and the United States. Interlibrary Loan can obtain these titles for UCR students, staff and faculty.
  • Purchase a copy through ProQuest
    • Interested researchers can buy unbound copies of dissertations and theses from ProQuest, which offers express delivery to your designated location. Over 1.9 million titles are available.
  • Contact the author
    • If a search for a particular author or title is unsuccessful, you can try contacting the author or issuing institution/department.

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