You now can search online for many dissertations — some are available to download for free with the new demand for Electronic Theses and Dissertations, or ETDs.
In other cases, you can gain access to abstracts or titles through libraries and colleges or universities.
Looking at it and analyzing it, you can get a clear understanding of what your own paper should look like.
It’s a pity but looking for a suitable sample can take a lot of time.
Limit any search result by selecting "Thesis/Dissertation” under Genre in the left column.) Most Stanford dissertations written between 19 are available as PDFs from Proquest.
You can access these directly from Dissertations & Theses @ Stanford or from the Searchworks record.This resource is listed below as well as many other resources that hold dissertations written both before and after that date on a wide variety of topics.You also can do a search for “ETD school name” to find digital dissertations for any given school, if they exist.(CSULB theses and dissertations from the last six months may not be available yet.The PQDT Open database provides full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.This guide provides information about locating dissertations and theses, both those completed at Stanford University and those from other universities.If you need help, please contact our reference services staff or your subject librarian.You can submit a request to view a print copy of a dissertation in the Special Collections & University Archives department (library use only).The Search Works record will indicate if there is a circulating print copy that you can check out.A search link to the AUS Theses collection is available from our library’s homepage under the “AUS Theses on DSpace” tab.The direct link for searching is: In addition, the Dspace theses can be searched in World Cat.