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SPE 250 | Cognitive Development of Diverse Learners

Professor Bertram.


A dissertation is required of doctoral study; it is a lengthy, formal document that presents new research, and that argues in defense of a particular thesis.  

Dissertations can be useful for in-depth research.

There are a number of databases that index dissertations.  Some will provide full-text dissertations, others will just provide a citation to the dissertation.

While some sources will provide the full-text, others will not; in this instance you'll need to request a copy via interlibrary loan, or Tipasa.  Tipasa is a service provides you with materials that LVC does not own. 

WorldCat Dissertations will provide a Request from LVC Tipasa link on each of the results you find.

You can also request a dissertation from the Interlibrary Loan link on the library's homepage.  Note that not all dissertations will be available to borrow.

If we can borrow them, you'll either get a PDF of the dissertation sent to you electronically, or a hard copy that will need to be returned.