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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global includes millions of doctoral dissertations in all subject areas completed at over 700 academic institutions worldwide. Some masters theses are also included. The coverage is quite comprehensive for North American works, with significant and growing international coverage due to expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations. The database offers full text PDF format for most of the dissertations added since 1997, and strong retrospective full-text coverage for older works. Twenty-four page previews are often available. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author; citations for master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Simple citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. In addition to local print and online copies, there are options for borrowing or purchasing titles in various formats, the Libraries' Find Dissertations Info webpage (https://www.library.wisc.edu/find/dissertations/) contains more information. (Updated continually)