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Producer:ProQuest UMI Dissertation Publishing
Coverage1861 to the present for dissertations
1962 to the present for masters theses
File Size:More than 3.3 million citations (08/2018)
File Type: Bibliographic
Content:All subject areas
Language: English

DISSABS (DISSertation ABStracts) is a bibliographic database from ProQuest Information and Learning that contains the definitive guide to subject, title, and author for every dissertation granted at accredited North American universities since 1861. Selected masters theses from 1962 and dissertations from other institutions worldwide are included in the database. Citations contain bibliographic information, broad subject indexing, and abstracts. Abstracts are included for records beginning with Dissertation Abstracts International, July, 1980, Volume 41, Number 1 and with Masters Abstracts International, Spring, 1988, Volume 26, Number 1.


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