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Searching Dissertations
  • The Country and Awarding Institution pull-down menus list only countries or institutions for which there is a record in the catalog.
  • There are currently more than 90 countries and over 1200 institutions represented.
  • CRL has catalog records for over 800,000 foreign doctoral dissertations.
  • When you choose a country or an institution, all the institutions in that country will be brought to the top of the institution list and highlighted.
  • The system searches only for a single institution name, not for all institutions in a country.
Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.
Example: world health organization
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples: environment* polic*, comput**, wom?n
Boolean Operators
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example: stocks and bonds
Example: (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
Proximity Operators
Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example: california near university
Field limits
A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.