If graduate students do not continue on as academics or if students that came after them in their programs did not continue their research, this literature may be the end of the line for scholarship on a topic.
Holdings include full-text digital doctoral theses, masters dissertations, project reports, briefing papers and out-of-print materials.
The Center of International Forestry Research, a collection of uniform socio-economic and environmental data at household and village levels by about 30 PEN partners (mainly Ph D students), generating a global database with some 5-6 000 households and 200-250 villages from more than 20 countries.
Most of the dissertations and theses below are available on Pro Quest (https://search.proquest.com/index).
Most universities, including Howard University, have Pro Quest subscriptions so that students, faculty and other personnel have complimentary access when logged into their university account.
The database is searchable by area of study, country, type or year.
You can also search using any keyword or name in the "Search" field.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) repository that holds full-text theses and dissertations submitted for degree purposes at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)..
The ISPOR Digest has 400 databases from 45 countries and consists of key attributes of health care databases. and Canadian research universities to identify and preserve unique and uncommon documentation and evidence, and accessibility to researchers in the CRL community Open DOAR provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world.
It is crucial for graduate students to search the thesis and dissertation literature to make sure that an idea or hypothesis has not already been tested, explored, and published.
An additional reason to search this literature is that it is rich with ideas and information not found elsewhere.